Holmes’s NURSERY LIBRARY. Embellished with one hundred and twenty-three engravings.

Holmes’s NURSERY LIBRARY. Embellished with one hundred and twenty-three engravings.

London: published by Thomas Holmes, Great Book Establishment, 76, St. Paul’s Church Yard, No date, but inscribed 1851. [72] leaves, printed on one side only. Original cloth gilt. 188 x 115 mm. Inscribed on front pastedown: ‘William Taylor a present from London 1851.’ One leaf ha a small piece missing from the border, three leaves have short tears without loss; binding is cocked, some light marking else very good. Looks to be a compilation of short chapbooks. Amongst other subject, the book contains three pictorial alphabets. Rare. Library Hub records one slightly later copy with fewer engravings at the British Library.

Book ID: 16105
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