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 Variety; or, stories for children from the age of seven years to twelve. London: John Harris, 1825. 12mo (17.6 cm, 6.9"). [4], 127, [1] pp.; 12 plts.
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"Founded on facts," and dedicated to "the author's little friends Kate and Fanny": stories full of edifying examples of children who were good and kind, and appropriately rewarded — and of children who were punished for lying, selfishness, etc. The tales are illustrated with => twelve full-page engraved plates, each bearing two scenes. This is the second edition, following the first of 1823; it is uncommon, with WorldCat locating only seven U.S. institutions reporting holdings.
        Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Osborne Collection, p. 953; Gumuchian 5727; Moon, John Harris's Books for Youth, 943(2); Opie, A 1214. Publisher's printed tan paper–covered boards with maroon sheep shelfback; spine and edges rubbed, sides with small scuffs. Front free endpaper lacking; title-page with unexplainable image offsetting of the ninth plate. A very nice copy, undamaged by childish hands.  (39885)   Please RESHELVE This.


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