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HARRIS, J. [publisher]:
[SIX EARLY NINETEENTH-CENTURY JUVENILE TITLES BOUND AS ONE]. Comprising: "The History of Tommy Titmouse, A Little Boy, Who became a Great Man by minding his learning, doing as he was bid, and being good-natured and obliging to every Body. Together with The Adventures of the Old Man of the Woods, and other Stories equally pleasing and instructive" (1806); "False Alarms: or, the Mischievous Doctrine of Ghosts and Apparitions, of Spectres and Hobgoblins, Exploded from the Minds of Every Miss and Master. To which is added The Little Prisoner, A Moral Tale" (1807); "Three Instructive Tales for Little Folk: Simple and Careless, Industry and Sloth, and the Cousins" by C.P.- (N.D.); "The Mountain Piper, Or The History of Edgar and Matilda. To which is added A Journey to London, A Moral Tale" (N.D.); "The Visits of Tommy Lovebook to his Neighbouring Little Misses and Masters" (1806); "The Little Wanderers, Or, The Surprising History and Miraculous Adventures of Tw
London: J. Harris (Successor to E. Newbery). 1806-1807. Six titles bound as one. 12mo. Contemporary brown calf with gilt ruling and red morocco title label to the spine. Woodcut frontispiece to the first title. Profusely illustrated throughout with dozens of wonderful naive woodcuts (four towards the beginning crudely coloured). A very good copy, the binding firm with minor cracking to the rear inner hinge, rubbing to the boards and wear to extremities. The contents lacking two leaves of the third title and three leaves of the final title, with some pages trimmed (occasionally affecting the text), and the occasional minor mark, are otherwise in good order and clean throughout. A superb collection of early nineteenth-century juvenile chapbooks issued by the well-known John Harris, one of the pre-eminent publishers of children's literature of the Regency era. Beautifully illustrated and including a number of scarcer titles. Provenance: from the library of Martin Stone. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.
Bookseller: Lucius Books [United Kingdom]

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