29 October 2013
TERRY, George W. (fl. 1830-1858), illustrator. The Alphabet Annotated: For Youth and Adults in Doggerel Verse by an Old Etonian. London: Ackermann, .
4o (331 x 250 mm). Hand-colored title and 61 hand-colored etched pictorial borders. Original printed wrappers (splitting to spine, some minor staining); cloth folding case. Provenance: embossed library stamp with ink "Withdrawn" stamp on title; acquired from Goodspeed's Book Shop, 1967.
FIRST EDITION. "A fanciful alphabet book designed to amuse older children and also adults" (Gottlieb). The imprint "Whiting, London" below "The End" on last page. Gottlieb Early Childrens Books Pierpont Morgan Library 61 (color illustration opposite page 209).
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