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The Musical Bijou; Comprising the Popular Stories of The Fakenham Ghost; Elegy on Madam Blaize; & The House That Jack Built: &c., &c.; Set to Music by W. A. Nield. To Which Are Appended Two Rondings, by Steibert and Mozart. Adapted for Young Amateurs, and Illustrated by Cruikshank.

Cruikshank, George

Published by London. Allan Bell and Co. and H. Washbourne ., 1836
Condition: Good Soft cover
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[26 pp.] Oblong 4to. Contains three songs for childrenÕs voices accompanied by piano. Also has two pieces for solo piano. Originally issued in 1834 as part of the Juvenile Musical Library. Reissued in two parts of which this is one. Quite scarce. The original of the Fakenham Ghost (a donkey) was a ballad of 1806 by Robert Bloomfield, an early childrenÕs book. The Elegy on Madam Blaize is by Oliver Goldsmith. The House That Jack Built is, of course, the traditional Mother Goose Poem, parodied by George Cruikshank in his devastating political satire. Covers soiled and hinge worn. CornerÕs worn. One corner heavily moused with loss of end note of first line of last 2 pp. Illustrations undamaged. Bookseller stamp of Nash & Woodhouse of Richmond on front cover. Else, Good. Cohn, Cruikshank, 601. Illustrated yellowish printed paper wraps. Stapled. Bookseller Inventory # 10726

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Title: The Musical Bijou; Comprising the Popular ...

Publisher: London. Allan Bell and Co. and H. Washbourne .

Publication Date: 1836

Binding: Soft cover

Illustrator: Illustrated with small vignettes by George Cruikshank and/or Robert Cruikshank

Book Condition:Good

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