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The Jolly Old Man Who Sings Down Derry Down
Dean and Son 11 Ludgate Hill - Large 8vo.Not dated but circa 1865. Bound in a printed coloured upper board, cloth spine, rear board printed in black on pink paper with a list of ’Novelties in Children’s Books’. Advertising ‘Novelties in Children’s Books’ including the ‘Dean’s New Book of Dissolving Views’ etc. INCOMPLETE COPY. Listed in case the pages are useful to complete another copy. Illustrated with only 7 of eight full page hand-coloured woodcuts. The page following the last of the illustrations should contain a carved face of the "jolly old man" which should have penetrated right through the book to the front cover, the faces of the woodcuts being cut away. Beneath each plate is a rhyming verse about the activities of the Jolly Old Man. Condition: Lacks font loose endpaper; lacks first page showing the ‘Jolly Old Man’; next page (There goes my beaver hat) a child has used watercolour paint on the image; has become; ‘He went to Market’ page 3, is good; ’Bless my Heart’ minor pencil markings in lower margin, page a little grubby, else good; page 5, ‘He came to a river’ a little damp discolouration near face cutting; page 6 ‘Now ‘How Derry Down’ image is marked from water and the red paint bleed into the image & watercolour on verso; page 7 ‘Mrs Brown’, the watercolour on verso of page 6 has affected the image facing it on page 7; page 8 A little grubby and face missing, else good. Additional publisher's advertisements are on the green endpapers. Boards are soiled with rubbed corners and edges; cloth spine loose, some of the paper covering the boards are missing. Poor copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Roe and Moore]
Last Found On: 2017-11-22           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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