TOM THUMB'S PLAY-BOOK, To Teach Children their Letters as soon as they can Speak: Or, Easy Lessons for Little Children and Beginners. Being a new and pleasant Method to allure Little Ones into the First Principles of Learning. 1824.
Title TOM THUMB'S PLAY-BOOK, To Teach Children their Letters as soon as they can Speak: Or, Easy Lessons for Little Children and Beginners. Being a new and pleasant Method to allure Little Ones into the First Principles of Learning.
Published Newcastle. Printed for T. Bell by G. Angus. 1824.
Stock Code 12208
Description 48 pages. An alphabet illustrated with 24 wood-cuts, beginning 'A was an Archer;p and two other wood-cuts after Thomas Bewick for the two fables The Crow and Jug and The Two Frogs. Small wood-cut vignette on verso of title-page. Small 16mo. Contemporary blue marbled wrappers with printing from another publication visible through decoration. 10 x 8.7cm. Slight wear to corners and a small loss of paper to the spine else a very good copy of an extremely scarce volume. Hugo 456. Hugo records, as with the present volume, that some copies have the imprint 'Union Street: Printed for T. Bell, Bookseller, By G. Angus, Newcastle. 1824.' rather than 'Newcastle: Printed by George Angus, in the Side. 1824.' Osborne p. 742.
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