THE WORLD turned UPSIDE-DOWN Illustrated by Wonderful Prints. 1806.
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Title THE WORLD turned UPSIDE-DOWN Illustrated by Wonderful Prints.
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Stock Code 14011
Description No imprint or date, but this title was advertised by W. D. Darton jun., and W. & T. Darton in 1806. This copy is watermarked 1805. [16] leaves, printed on one side only, each with a copper-engraving and verse below. Bound in recent quarter red sheep over marbled boards with vellum tips. 123 x 109 mm. The original pictorial pink wrappers, a little cut-down, are mounted on the front and rear pastedowns. The image is of a flying pig; the rear, Lambert of Leicester, 'dancing the tight rope.' First edition. In the second edition of 1809/10, the engraving of the butcher being bled by a sheep and a pig has been replaced by that of 'the bear turning showman'. Perhaps some parents complained at the brutality of the original image. Small tape repair to the blank verso of one leaf; few small marks; else a very good copy of this rare title. See Darton H1610.