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THE NEW ROYAL BATTLEDORE. A set of 4 all unused, all different.
Kettering Joseph Toller circa 1840 - Folded size 130 x 87 mm, 5 1/8 x 3 3/8 inches, white paper laid on grey card with 2 folds to form 2 pages and a shaped flap or handle bearing the title, imprint, price of one penny and a small cut of a zebra. An alphabet, irregular alphabets and 2 reading lessons inside and 2 on the outside panels. The text on each battledore is the same but the 3 good cuts inside are all different: 1. a basket maker, a ragged old man chased by a vicious-looking snake and a goose, a herald with trumpet and proclamation standing by a column; 2. a girl praying; a mother and child watch a royal coach go by in Italy; an actor on the stage takes a bow; 3. a woman spinning outside her cottage; a beautiful angel leads a cherub on a raft to shore; Mother Hubbard shows her dog the cupboard is bare; 4. a man weaving; a courtroom brawl before a judge; a cat on a chair, a dog making a fuss of and their old lady owner. Plus upper and lower case alphabets and numbers. All near Fine crisp clean copies. Oppenheimer catalogue No. 173 dates this circa 1830. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A.]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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