THE RIVAL PUPILS; or, a New Holiday Gift for a Boarding-School. 1775.
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Title THE RIVAL PUPILS; or, a New Holiday Gift for a Boarding-School.
Published London. Printed for F. Newbery, at the Corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard. No date [inscribed 1775].
Stock Code 13493
Description [iv], [i], ii -xi, [xii], 151[152], 81-91[92] pages. Engraved frontispiece showing 'Mr. Loveworth surrounded with his Pupils,' and four other engraved plates. Original Dutch floral boards. 116 x 78mm. Probably the earliest known edition of this rare book, and possibly the first edition - see Roscoe J319. Inscribed on front and rear pastedowns and rear free endpaper: 'Martha Bale her Book 1783.' On the free endpaper: 'Thomas Reddish His Book October13 1775.' Some occasional marking; generally quite worn with some pages creased; boards worn and crudely re-backed in sheep, but a good, sound copy of a rare 'Newbery.' Contained in a morocco-backed folding box with gilt title. .