THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG.
London: John Harris, 1805. 16 leaves, each printed on one side only. Engraved and etched throughout. Illustrated with 15 illustrations; the first on title, the second beneath six lines of verse, the remainder each beneath four lines of verse. Lacks original wrappers. First edition. First issue, with ‘S.C.M. 1804’ on the coffin, and chair retained in the ‘Hosier’ plate. Watermark indecipherable. A very good copy. Moon 559., claims, ‘this is probably the most significant children’s book JH ever published. Bound with: [MARTIN, Sarah Catharine.] A CONTINUATION OF THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD AND HER DOG. By S. C.M. J. Harris. 1806. 16 engraved leaves, printed on one side only. Frontispiece, title, and 14 engraved illustrations with verse above. First edition. Watermark 180?. Moon 561 . Bound with: A SEQUEL TO THE COMIC ADVENTURES OF OLD MOTHER HUBBARD, AND HER DOG. By another hand. J. Harris 1806. 14 engraved unnumbered leaves, including title and dedication leaf, printed on one side of the paper only; 12 engraved illustrations with verse above. First edition. One gutter strengthened with tape, and one other small tape repair. Moon 562. All three lack their original wrappers and have been bound together in their different sizes since the 19th century. Recently rebound in quarter red sheep gilt over marbled boards with vellum tips. The first title is exceptionally rare; the other very scarce.