PICTURES AND POETRY FOR CHILDREN.
London: Published by Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch Street, 1840. Five individual books all bound without their title-pages, but as issued. General title with a wood engraved vignette, followed by five works, bound together but without their individual titles. (1) Eight leaves, printed on one side only, each bearing three hand-coloured images of animals to illustrate the letters of the alphabet. (2) six leaves, printed on one side only each page bearing a hand-coloured engraving of an animal with explanatory text beneath. (3) Eight leaves, each printed on one side only, each page bearing a hand-coloured engraving with text beneath. (4) Eight leaves each printed on one side only, and each bearing a hand-coloured engraving with text beneath, explain how silk is made. (5). 16 pages, each bearing a hand-coloured engraving with text, identified as the ‘Sports of Childhood.’ Original cloth, gilt. This copy differs from that known to Darton (G763), having five parts not four, and with some different titles. However, it’s likely that this compilation volume was made up from surplus or slow-selling stock, and that batches varied according to what was at hand. Little worn at head & heel of spine; else very good. Very scarce. See Darton G762, who cites one copy only. .