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Gilbert, Ann (née Ann Taylor)

HYMNS FOR LITTLE CHILDREN

NewYork, Printed and Sold by S. Wood at the Juvenile Bookstore, 1812.

First edition. 16mo. (2½ x 4 inches.) 26,(2)pp. The final 2pp are publisher's advertisements.

Printed wraps, string binding. Illustrated with woodcuts. Four alphabets printed inside front cover:

Roman capitals and lower case; Italic capitals and

lower case. Cover with a vignette of a plant, title

page almost the same but the vignette is a palm

tree. Pagination agrees with

Welch

: [1], [23], 426.

[2728], adv. list of books]. Cover soiled and

rubbed, light age soiling to the text block but

overall a very good copy. Contemporary

ownership name of Bringhurst on the title page. Rare.

Welch 439.1.

$750

Gilbert, Ann (Taylor) and Jane Taylor

CITY SCENES; OR A PEEP INTO LONDON FOR GOOD CHILDREN

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Philadelphia, Pub. by James P. Parke, 1809.

12mo. Original half leather, gilt spine title and rules, marbled paper boards. 26 engraved plates (of 36) with

descriptive text. This was first written in 1801 by William Darton, who also drew and engraved the

copper plates. In 1806 it was revised by Jane and Ann Taylor with the illustrations drawn and

engraved by Jane Taylor. The first edition was in Philadelphia in 1806 (no known copies), followed

by this edition of 1809. In 1814 it was published in London after which it went through many

reprints.

The binding of this copy is well worn and rubbed and the text with scattered light staining; several

early names on the front pastedown, on an early blank, and an

1823 name on the reverse of the title page (the last with some

bleedthough to the title).

Lacks the front free endpaper, some of

the descriptive text (pp.2526 and 3548.), and 10 plate pages.

In

addition plates 2934 are misbound following plate 43, and plates

6879 are misbound following plate 83.

Even though incomplete, this is a very rare edition (only 2 copies

located in institutions) and the earliest obtainable edition.

Welch 436; Rosenbach 407.

$750

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