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PETER PIPER'S PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES OF PLAIN AND PERFECT PRONUNCIATION. To Which is added a Collection of Moral and Entertaining Conundrums
London, J. Harris and Son, 1819.SECOND EDITION 1819, 12mo, approximately 170 x 100 mm, 6¾ x 4 inches, hand coloured decorative floral frontispiece with narrow greek key border, title page dated 1819, plus 24 jolly almost half page hand coloured illustrations for each letter of the alphabet (XYZ share an illustration), tongue - twister text in verse below each image using the appropriate letter of the ABC, pages: (1 - 6), 7 - 35, (1), Conundrums occupy pages 31 - 35, 35v is a blank. LACKING ORIGINAL PRINTED WRAPPERS, rebound long ago in full black calf, neatly rebacked more recently, gilt rules to spine and one either side of spine, gilt title, marbled endpapers. Covers and corners just slightly worn, neat repairs to inner paper hinges, ink name on 1 front endpaper, faint browning to verso frontispiece, very small pale brown stain on frontispiece, faint offsetting from frontispiece onto title page, some light thumbing to margins, a very occasional very small light stain, very small closed tear to inner edge of page 25 / 26, another to upper edge of final page of Conundrums (page 35), both very neatly repaired and neither affecting text, original needle holes of old repair just showing on Conundrums page. A good plus copy, lacking wrappers as noted. First published in 1813 in slightly smaller format. Moon page 90, No.629 (2). The 1819 edition described by Moon does not have the 5 pages of Conundrums nor are they announced on the title page, instead she mentions a 4 page booklist. Our copy which is complete, is printed by J. Swan, 76 Fleet Street. See also Osborne I, 103, listing an edition of 1820. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
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