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(Juvenile Grammar).  The paths of learning strewed with flowers. Or, English grammar illustrated. London: Pr. for J. Harris & Son, 1820. 16mo (17.7 cm, 6.96"). 16, [1 (adv.)] ff.; illus.
$450.00

A completely engraved, illustrated English grammar. Printed on one side of a leaf only, and => each printed page with engraved text and a hand-colored wood engraving, this early printing comes from Harris's "Cabinet of Amusement and Instruction," with the publisher's advertisement (at end) listing 53 other titles from the series.
        The hand-coloring here is of high quality: The placement of it within the engraver's outlines is precise, with all hues being thoughtfully chosen and laid on in pleasing combinations.
        Provenance: Front wrapper with early inked inscription reading "For Miss Pratt"; inside front wrapper with similar reading "Maria Pratt given by Lady Medows." Most recently in the children's library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Moon, John Harris's Books, 602(2); cf. Osborne Collection, p. 728; cf. Gumuchian 4389-90. Dun-colored printed paper over light boards with soil and staining; spine damaged with loss of paper and some discoloration; text block, now separated, trimmed close at top touching a few page numbers. Foxing and other spotting/soiling severe to advertisement leaf and only light to moderate within the work itself, this affecting the charm of the illustrations remarkably little. => Worn, used; still a delightful copy of this engaging production.  (38798)   Please RESHELVE This.


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