Provenance: title inscribed on upper cover in a contemporary hand. Osborne II, 700: "According to Hugo, some [of the woodcuts] are 'clearly by Thomas Bewick'."" /> <I>The Child's Instructor, or Picture Alphabet.</I> Glasgow: Lumsden & Son, [c.1815]. 16° (120 x 64mm). Woodcut illustrations, ?some by Thomas Bewick. Original pictorial wrappers, the upper cover illustrating a rotund doctor with the couplet: "I feel your pulse & take your fee/To die you'r [sic] then at liberty." <I>Provenance</I>: title inscribed on upper cover in a contemporary hand. Osborne II, 700: "According to Hugo, some [of the woodcuts] are 'clearly by Thomas Bewick'."|
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    Sale 5328

    Children's & Illustrated Books & Original Illustrations

    19 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 35

    The Child's Instructor, or Picture Alphabet. Glasgow: Lumsden & Son, [c.1815]. 16° (120 x 64mm). Woodcut illustrations, ?some by Thomas Bewick. Original pictorial wrappers, the upper cover illustrating a rotund doctor with the couplet: "I feel your pulse & take your fee/To die you'r [sic] then at liberty." Provenance: title inscribed on upper cover in a contemporary hand. Osborne II, 700: "According to Hugo, some [of the woodcuts] are 'clearly by Thomas Bewick'."

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    The Child's Instructor, or Picture Alphabet. Glasgow: Lumsden & Son, [c.1815]. 16° (120 x 64mm). Woodcut illustrations, ?some by Thomas Bewick. Original pictorial wrappers, the upper cover illustrating a rotund doctor with the couplet: "I feel your pulse & take your fee/To die you'r [sic] then at liberty." Provenance: title inscribed on upper cover in a contemporary hand. Osborne II, 700: "According to Hugo, some [of the woodcuts] are 'clearly by Thomas Bewick'."


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