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    Sale 5316

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    18 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 21

    LACEY'S JUVENILE LIBRARY -- BARBAULD, [Anna Letitia]. Hymns in Prose for Children. -- LESLIE, Eliza (1787-1858). The Good Child's Book of Poetry. -- Rhymes for the Nursery. -- STIRLING, Walter. Moral & Instructive Entertainment: A Series of Engaging Stories for Children. -- HALL, Clara. Improving Stories for Little Girls & Boys. -- STIRLING, Walter. Early Impressions: or, Moral & Instructive Entertainment for Children. -- LESLIE, Eliza. The Child's Cabinet. Instructive Stories. -- And one other (which lacks front wrapper and title). 8 works. London: Edward Lacey; Liverpool: Henry Lacey, [no date, mid 19th century]. 16° (145 x 90mm). Woodcut plates and illustrations (occasional light spotting). Contemporary yellow printed wrappers (lightly soiled, paper partly worn away on most spines), preserved in contemporary blindstamped cloth case (rubbed, a little sunfaded).

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    LACEY'S JUVENILE LIBRARY -- BARBAULD, [Anna Letitia]. Hymns in Prose for Children. -- LESLIE, Eliza (1787-1858). The Good Child's Book of Poetry. -- Rhymes for the Nursery. -- STIRLING, Walter. Moral & Instructive Entertainment: A Series of Engaging Stories for Children. -- HALL, Clara. Improving Stories for Little Girls & Boys. -- STIRLING, Walter. Early Impressions: or, Moral & Instructive Entertainment for Children. -- LESLIE, Eliza. The Child's Cabinet. Instructive Stories. -- And one other (which lacks front wrapper and title). 8 works. London: Edward Lacey; Liverpool: Henry Lacey, [no date, mid 19th century]. 16° (145 x 90mm). Woodcut plates and illustrations (occasional light spotting). Contemporary yellow printed wrappers (lightly soiled, paper partly worn away on most spines), preserved in contemporary blindstamped cloth case (rubbed, a little sunfaded).

    A New Hieroglyphical Bible for the Amusement & Instruction of Children. London: G. Thompson & J. Parsons, 1794. 12° (134 x 82mm). Engraved frontispiece, numerous woodcut illustrations (lacks final text leaf M6, M1 misbound between K5 & K6, some light browning, a few leaves very lightly waterstained, a few mragins shaved). Contemporary calf (front cover nearly detached, rear joints cracked, lightly rubbed). Provenance: William Harries, 1805 (signature on endpaper) -- Alan Angele (bookplate).

    With 5 others, including The Pleasing Companion, a Collection of Fairy Tales, calculated to improved the heart (London, late 18th-century), and a collection of various children's tales bound in 4 volumes. (13)


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    Please note that this lot contains 14 volumes and not 13 as stated in the catalogue.