The Infants' Library Book 4
London: John Marshall, 1807. Miniature children's book, containing an engraved woodcut and facing description. 13 engravings. The woodcuts are thought to be by J. Piggot. Card boards with paper label to front and rear. The rear board has become detached (but still present). In fact the book has been bound upside down. The final leaf (colophon) has a tiny (couple of mm) tear with loss to the top edge. Marshall's Infants' Library was a series of 16 volumes each containing pictures and short descriptions, This volume includes a tea urn; a harp; a chimney piece; tea pot; an organ; a tambarine (sic); a pump; a table; a lamp; a telescope; an ink stand; a crown and sceptre and a pigeon house. 30, [ii]. pages (the first leaf being the title, the second an advert for the Children's magazine, and the last leaf being a colophon). The book is dated from the advert for the Children's magazine (which is for the 26th issue). 60 x 45 mm (2¼ x 1¾ inches).