THE HISTORY OF LITTLE KING PIPPIN. With an Account of the Melancholy Death of Four Naughty Boys, who were Devoured by Wild Beasts. And the Wonderful Delivery of Master Harry Harmless by a little White Horse. Ornamented with Cuts. Price Two-pence.
Wellington, Salop: F. Houlston and Son, No date [circa 1815]. 32 pages, the first and last being blanks pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated with a wood engraved pastedown frontispiece, and 14 woodcuts within the text, all coloured by hand. Original wrappers with hand-coloured cuts to both panels. Bound with: POEMS, PICTURES, AND ALPHABET OF VERSES, for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons. Chelmsfoed [sic]. I. Marsden. Price One Penny. No date[ circa 1820].  pages, the first and last being blanks, pasted to the wrappers. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, and 10 hand-coloured woodcuts. Original wrappers, with a cut to the upper panel, and a large cut to the lower, both hand-coloured. Bound with: THE HISTORY OF MASTER WATKINS. To which is added, The Tragical Death of an Apple-Pie. Chelmsford. I Marsden. No date [circa 1820]. 16 pages, the first and last being blanks pasted to the wrappers as issued. Illustrated with a wood-engraved frontispiece, and 4 small cuts, all hand-coloured as issued. Original wrappers, with a cut to the upper panel, and a large cut to the lower, both hand-coloured. The three chapbooks bound together in a fine little green morocco binding with a nicely decorated spine. All edges gilt. 112 x 67 mm. Upper panel faded, else a very nice group. The first title is not uncommon, but the other two are scarce.