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The Nursery Playmate - Illustrated with More Than Two Hundred Engravings

Published by Sampson Low, Son, & Co., London, 1861
Condition: Poor - Incomplete Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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This is a large quarto size - 9 inches by 11-7/8 inches. Faults: Should have 96 pages. Lacks 8 pages (4 leaves) - 7/8, 15/16, 17/18, 63/64 - Tom Tickler, Cuckoo! Cherry Tree, Little Boy blue, Lady-Cow Lady-Cow, Bye O my Baby, The King was in his Counting-house, Little Bo-Peep, Mother Goose and her Son Jack, and part of The Charmed Fawn and Bold Robin Hood. The detached covers are worn and rubbed with edge-wear. There is no spine. The pages are detached. The pages have heavy finger soiling especially to the corners with edge chipping to the extremities. The frontpaper and half-title page are edge chipped. There is no endpaper. 4 pages (2 leaves) are complete but are torn into 2 pieces. This book was originally published for 5 shillings or 9 shillings for the coloured version. This example is the hand-coloured version. It still contains 193 coloured wood-engraved illustrations. The illustrated front cover is hand coloured with the back cover being an uncoloured duplicate. Some examples of the rhymes and stories are: Pussy-Cat mew, Wee Willie Winkie, My Lady's Daughter, The Little Piper, Curly Locks, Peep-Peep, The Watch-Dogs Bark, Mary Mary, Twinkle twinkle, Guardian Angels, The Wish, Simple Simon, House that Jack built, Jack Sprat, A Frog who Would a Wooing go, Old Mother Hubbard, Henny-Penny, The Marriage of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren, The Death and Burial of Cock Robin, The Life and Death of Jenny Wren, The Butterfly's Ball, Chevy Chase, The Princess Rosetta, Sir Bevis of Southampton, Patient Grissel, Robin Hood and Little John and many others. There is a light pencilled 1870's inscription on the frontpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 10114

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Title: The Nursery Playmate - Illustrated with More...

Publisher: Sampson Low, Son, & Co., London

Publication Date: 1861

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Poor - Incomplete

Edition: First Edition

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