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THE PICTURE SHOP FOR GOOD CHILDREN. Price Six-pence. 1820.
Title THE PICTURE SHOP FOR GOOD CHILDREN. Price Six-pence.
Published London. No date [circa 1820].
Stock Code 13972
Description [18] leaves, printed on one side only, the first and last pasted to the wrappers. Pages [2] and [35] bearing lower and upper case alphabets, the remainder having two images per pages with engraved captions beneath each. Original printed red wrappers. Oblong: 90 x 118 mm. First edition thus, the images having first been published by Darton in a two volume work of the same title, published in 1807. Small piece missing from title, just affecting part of calligraphic device; inscribed: 'A gift to little Josi' on verso of title, and in the same hand, on opposite blank recto, 'Emelia Dickson 24th Dec. 1822.' A very good copy of an utterly charming rare little picture book. Darton G760(1). .
£1400.00