THE HISTORY OF LITTLE GOODY TWO-SHOES. Ornamented with cuts.
Burslem: Printed by J. Tregortha, No date [circa 1799/1800]. (Price Six-pence) 94, (1 ad’ pastedown) pages. Pastedown wood-engraved frontispiece and with 21 cuts within the text. Original Dutch floral boards. 123 x 90mm. Ownership name on blank border of frontispiece; occasional light marking; else a very good copy. Rare. There are four copies of this book listed on ESTC; however, all are dated 1802 and are 78 pages in length. It was common practice is the 18th and early 19th centuries, for publishers to reduce the number of pages of text when a successful book was republished. We therefore suggest that the above copy is earlier than 1802,