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 Nurse Dandlem's little repository of great instruction, containing The surprising adventures of Little Wake Wilful, and his deliverance from the Giant Grumbolumbo. Glasgow: Pub. & sold wholesale, by J. Lumsden & Son, [ca. 1815]. Near miniature (9.5 cm, 3.75"). 47, [1] pp.; illus.
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"Written by the famous Prussian, for the sole amusement of the chickabiddy generation," this little chapbook is "embellished with [eight] copperplates" => printed in sanguine, seven of which plates have two images. The deep rust-red of these illustrations is striking, and the impressions are simply => excellent. (Of special interest to Americans, one part of the story and one of the vignette images portray => "The Engagement with {Pirate} Paul Jones.")
        Pages 1 and 48 are blank and are pasted to the inside of the front or rear wrapper, as appropriate. This is a later edition, the first having been issued in the 1780s.
        Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, sans indicia.

Roscoe & Brimmell. James Lumsden & Son of Glasgow, 106. Publisher's salmon-colored wrappers, evidence of onetime binding in a sammelband, now clearly removed with small rubbing to spine and signs of old oversewing. Very good.  (38963)   Please RESHELVE This.


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