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The Children in the Wood; with engravings by Thompson, Nesbit, S. Williams, Jackson, and Branston and Wright; drawn by William Harvey.

Percy, Thomas (collector)

Published by London, Jennings and Chaplin, 1831., 1831
Soft cover
From Alexanderplatz Books (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

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First edition with these illustrations. Small 8vo, 16 pp., frontispiece and five plates, title-page vignette. Plates with tissue guards. Original wrappers, never bound. Front wrapper with some corner chips, spine reinforced with paper tape which is splitting at top, some light corner creasing to pages, small stain at lower corner of a couple of pages, words with old spellings (e.g., prettye for pretty) are underlined lightly in pencil throughout, as if someone were using the text to prepare another edition, overall in good condition. Rather than the usual ornamental chapbook wrappers, the covers here are purely typographical; possibly this copy was prepared to promote orders from booksellers. The front wrapper reads: The Children in the Wood. Price Two Shillings. A Few Proof Copies on India Paper, Price Four Shillings Each. Jennings and Chaplin. 1831." The rear cover states: "The Publishers respectfully announce their intention to proceed with a select series from the Percy Relics of English Poetry, illustrated in the same manner as the present Ballad." To find any children's book of this date in this state is extremely unusual. Bookseller Inventory # 1785

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Title: The Children in the Wood; with engravings by...

Publisher: London, Jennings and Chaplin, 1831.

Publication Date: 1831

Binding: Soft cover

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