STORIES for the BOOK-CASE of Instruction and Delight.
London: Printed and Sold by John Marshall, 140 Fleet Street, From Aldermary Church-yard, 1819. Two volumes. Volume I: 36 pages, Volume II: 36 pages. Each bound in pink paper-covered boards, with hand-coloured shaped mounted labels to both panels. 99 x 68 mm. Edges of boards rubbed and with some wear to the spines and loos of paper; ownership name of Clara Rosaline Honhouse, to both volumes; else very good. It should be noted that in this later edition of a work first published circa 1802, Marshall has economised by dispensing with the illustrations. Some of the stories have been changed and they now have individual titles. Very rare. The Book-case of Instruction and Delight comprised approximately 12 volumes in total and came in a wooden box with a sliding lid, designed to look like a bookcase. See Alderson, ‘Miniature Libraries for the Young,’ The Private Library Third Series, Volume 6. No.1. Spring 1983, where he mentions the earlier edition of 1802 but appears unaware of this later printing. .