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  • 4 collected fairy tales, and notes to the public outlining Cruikshank's arguments with Dickens etc.
    Cruikshank's Fairy Library by CRUIKSHANK, George
    CRUIKSHANK, George
    Cruikshank's Fairy Library

    London: Bell & Daldy. A scarce variant of Cruickshank's Fairy Library. Issued by Bell and Daldy in 1865, this includes several of Cruikshank's addresses to the public. The collection includes Hop_O'-My-Thumb; Jack and the Beanstalk; Cinderella & Puss in Boots. Each has its own pagination. The typesetting seems to have been carried from the individual issues of these, so although there are no separate title pages, these are still counted in the pagination. Each of the fairly tales has a frontis and a list of illustrations (Puss in Boots has no list). Each of the tales has 6 plates (24 total). The list presents each "moral" in the picture - so 38 vignettes in the plates are mentioned. (more)

    London: Bell & Daldy. A scarce variant of Cruickshank's Fairy Library. Issued by Bell and Daldy in 1865, this includes several of Cruikshank's addresses to the public. The collection includes Hop_O'-My-Thumb; Jack and the Beanstalk; Cinderella & Puss in Boots. Each has its own pagination. The typesetting seems to have been carried from the individual issues of these, so although there are no separate title pages, these are still counted in the pagination. Each of the fairly tales has a frontis and a list of illustrations (Puss in Boots has no list). Each of the tales has 6 plates (24 total). The list presents each "moral" in the picture - so 38 vignettes in the plates are mentioned.
    Brown buckram with black and gilt decoration and titles. Slight dulling to the gilt, with a touch of bumping and slight rubbing to the front board. Appears to be new end papers. Inside, the binding is in good, strong condition. There is intermittent mild to moderate foxing throughout the book.
    In the first of the addresses to the public he clarifies his relation to his nephew Percy (who was using the name Cruikshank without clarification). He was careful not to blame Percy, but his publisher. In the second, he addresses a mistake that Harriet Beecher Stowe made regarding meeting him. The last, which is far longer, has an address to parents, in which he puts his side against the criticisms of Charles Dickens regarding his Fairy Library. He emphasises his commitment to the Temperance movement.
    The individual parts were issued between 1853 and 1864. This appears to have been the first Collected version of them. (OCLC: 1159821580). There was a subsequent George Bell edition in 1885,
    30, 32, 32, 40 pp. 19 cm x 14.5 cm

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    Book ID: 2743
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  • Old Mother Hubbard by [ARNOLD, Samuel]
    [ARNOLD, Samuel]
    Old Mother Hubbard

    Scott & Sleeman. Very scarce. Circa 1910. Pictorial softback covers. With four full-page glorious colour plates, and many single colour in text illustrations. Covers are darkened and slightly soiled. Pages are very clean with just the merest foxing to one or two pages. Rusting staples have been removed at some point and the book has been sewn. Back cover has signs of a previous bend / crease. 12 pages. 280 x 225 mm (11 x 8¾ inches). "Old Mother Hubbard" is an English-language nursery rhyme, which was first given an extended printing in 1805.

    Book ID: 2812
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  • The Baby's Opera by CRANE, Walter
    CRANE, Walter
    The Baby's Opera A Book of Old Rhymes with New Dresses. The Music by the Earliest Masters

    London: Frederick Warne & Co. Illustrated paper boards with brown cloth spine. Colour frontis and illustrated title page. Delightful colour illustrations throughout. All edges red. 56 pp. 185 x 195 mm (7¼ x 7¾ inches).

    Condition: Boards rubbed. Wear to edges. Some foxing to prelims. Otherwise very clean.

    Book ID: 2373
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  • The Cruise of the "Marjery Daw" by SMITH, Gregor Ian
    SMITH, Gregor Ian
    The Cruise of the "Marjery Daw"

    Leicester: Edmund Ward, 1946. Undated, presume first thus. Colour illustrative printed paper boards, with green / blue cloth backing. With charming colour illustrations throughout. 48 pp. Minor rubbing to extremities, a little surface wear to boards. Contents clean and bright.

    Condition: Spine slightly bubbled. There is rubbing / damage to extremities, and surface wear / scratching to boards. pages age toned, but contents are clean and bright. Page 19 / 20 has small area of loss to edge.

    Book ID: 2375
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