[HOLCROFT, Thomas.]

GAFFER GRAY; or, the misfortunes of poverty: a Christmas ditty. 1808.
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Author [HOLCROFT, Thomas.]
Title GAFFER GRAY; or, the misfortunes of poverty: a Christmas ditty.
Published London. M. J. Godwin & Co., at the Juvenile Library. 1808.
Stock Code 13840
Description Frontispiece; 3 leaves text printed on one side only; 12 leaves each bearing an engraving, almost certainly after William Mulready, with verse beneath, and summary legends at the head of the page. All leaves printed on one side only. Original printed wrappers. Headlines shaved throughout; else a very good copy. First printed in 1806, early copies, particularly in the original wrappers, are rare. Not in Osborne or Gumuchian. The Oppenheimer copy is from 1816, as is the copy in the Cotsen Children's Library. The copy catalogued by Brian Alderson in Be Merry and Wise [202], from the Pierpont Morgan Library, is also from 1816.