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The History of a tame Robin. Supposed to be written by Himself.
London: Printed for Darton, Harvey, and Darton 1817. - 12mo., pp. [2], 153, [1], with an engraved frontispiece, neatly coloured by a contemporary hand; slightly dusty, some light foxing, but a good copy in the publisher's original quarter red roan and marbled boards; boards and spine somewhat rubbed.First and only edition. The tame Robin recalls a life of adventure enriched by human and avian friendships. A childhood spent in a school-room helped him attain 'a sufficient knowledge of literature to relate my adventures'. His life, though happy, is not without its vicissitudes: he loses a close friend, Goldey the goldfinch, to a bird of prey and spends a disconcerting time in the ownership of a spoilt child who starves sparrows to death.This is the only known work by Marian Keene.Darton G533. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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