WILD FLOWER ALPHABET. TO MY LITTLE DAUGHTER MARY.

THOMAS, Mrs.

Published by Mrs Thomas, Eyhorne House, [Hollingborne, Kent] March, 1849
From Marrins Bookshop (Folkestone, KENT, United Kingdom)

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Two Folio broadside sheets, letterpress printed on one side only. The first appears to be a proof for the second one, as a quotation is supplied in manuscript at the head of this sheet and on the second the quote is typeset. The quotation is by Bernardin de St. Pierre - "Les Prairies seront votre école, les fleurs vos Alphabets, et Flore votre Institutrice." Below the title are twenty-six verses of charming poetry, each verse representing a letter of the alphabet - Arum, Buttercup, Cowslip and so on. In fine condition apart from one having been removed from an album, therefore remains of old glue on verso. I have not been able the find anything definite on the history of this private press. These two printed broadsides are very well-handled so it is very hard to think of them as sole productions. KENT EPHEMERA KENT EPHEMERA BROADSIDES BOTANY 19TH CENTURY KENT. Bookseller Inventory # 17158

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Title: WILD FLOWER ALPHABET. TO MY LITTLE DAUGHTER ...

Publisher: Mrs Thomas, Eyhorne House, [Hollingborne, Kent] March

Publication Date: 1849

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Founded by Patrick Marrin's father George in 1946, Marrin's Bookshop has been based in its current Folkestone location since 1963. Patrick has worked in bookselling since 1970. As well as rare antiquarian books, maps and prints, the stock includes a wide range of literature, library sets, travel, history and illustrated books in all fields. We also offer a bookbinding and restoration service. Visitors to the shop are welcome and we exhibit at UK book fairs. A large proportion of our stock can be searched on this website, or at http://www.marrinbook.co.uk.

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