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Mamma's gift, or pretty tales and pretty pictures for good children... Embellished with coloured engravings. London: Published by D. Carvalho, [ca. 1833–35?]. 12mo (17.5 cm, 7").  ff.; illus. $750.00
The text of this wonderfully illustrated book of stories has half-page illustrations above a syllabified letterpress text in prose, the whole printed on one side of each leaf only and the printed pages bound facing each other. The illustrations are hand-colored wood engravings. The date range of publication is suggested by Brown's London Publishers and Printers, p. 33.
Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
This is a copy of the third edition. Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate no copies of this edition and only one library worldwide reporting ownership of either the first or the second edition (the second, at Princeton).
Publisher's printed dun-colored wrappers; excellent repairs to spine. Some finger soiling. => Overall very good, with the coloring very neat and vivid. (38809) Please RESHELVE This.
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