The little riddler : with many engravings.
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The little riddler : with many engravings. Worcester [Mass.] : J. Grout, Jr., [1844 or 1845].
J. Grout, Jr., [1844 or 1845].
  • "J. Grout, Jr. ... 199 Main Street, Worcester." Jonathan Grout published at this address in 1844 and 1845--Cf. 19th century Amer. children's book trade directory (AAS website).
  • First sentence: "We are little airy creatures, All of different voice and features; One of us in glass is set; One of us you'll find in jet; One of us is set in tin; And the fourth a box within; If the last you should pursue, It can never fly from you."
  • Includes 32 woodcuts.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: title vignette; 1 full-page woodcut; numerous woodcuts in text. Green decorated wrappers. Adelphi Book Shop. Victoria, B.C. Dec/69. $6.50. Hobbyhorse Books. Ho Ho Kus, N.J. - '91 - $150.00. Given to McGill 2001.
Physical Description: and white, 15 x 10 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Jest Books, Humorous Fiction, Riddles
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