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
: , , 426.
, 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.
Gilbert, Ann (Taylor) and Jane Taylor
CITY SCENES; OR A PEEP INTO LONDON FOR GOOD CHILDREN
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
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.
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.