[RHYMES FOR THE NURSERY]
1843. An unfinished manuscript of 16 leaves, of which 19 pages have been used. 13 pages bear rather fine watercolours too, but of those, only 9 have the corresponding poem added in longhand. On the front endpaper, which appears to have been reattached upside down, is the dedication; ‘To my own beloved little Sibella from her fond Mamma. Done on board the “Agincourt.” November 1843.’ Lacks the original covers, and the endpapers are torn and worn, but a charming work nevertheless, in which Sibella’s mother has deliberately altered some of the Jane and Ann Taylor’s poems to include her daughter’s pet name Bella. Illustrated poems include, The Cow, Good mamma, Learning to Go Alone, the Little Girl who Beat her Sister, and Playing with Fire. . The Agincourt was a wooden passenger ship, launched in 1841, that regularly sailed between England and Calcutta.