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Pictorial cloth bindings (Binding)
Marbled papers (Binding)
Presentation inscriptions (Provenance)
|Named Person:||John Newbery|
|Material Type:||Fiction, Juvenile audience|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gulian C Verplanck; Joseph Alexander Adams; J G Chapman
|Notes:||Introduction signed "John Smith" (i.e., Gulian C. Verplanck). Includes a sketch of the career of John Newbery.
Variant states noted; copy A in hand is 19 x 14 cm., with no border around gold-blocked picture on upper cover, and marbled endpapers. Copy B is 18.5 x 12.75 cm., with blocked border on upper cover around gold-blocked picture, and glossy yellow endpapers. Text and illustrations identical.
Copyright 1836 by Harper and Brothers. Harper & Brothers published in New York from 1833 to at least 1876. One copy in hand bears an inscription dated New Year's Day, 1849.
"The book has been printed with great care and taste, and adorned with exquisite wood-cuts. The workmanship of these is claimed by Mr. Adams of this city, as the engraver of all, and the designer of many of them."--introduction, p. xiv. Frontispiece signed "J. Chapman del." (i.e., John Gadsby Chapman) and "J.A. Adams sc." (i.e., Joseph Alexander Adams). Includes additional metal-engraved title plate.
Includes publisher's advertisements, 2 p. at end.
|Description:||, iii-iv, xvi, 17-301, , 2 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.|