London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
The Universal Shuttlecock. Containing the Play of the Gaping-Wide-Mouthed-Wadling Frog, the Art of Talking with the Fingers ... and the History of Tommy Goodwill and Jackey Idle ... in which is given a Description of Lord Mayor's Show, London: John Marshall, [?1790].
24° (103 x 62mm.), woodcut frontispiece of "The Tree of Learning", 49 woodcut illustrations including 3 full-page illustrations of hand signals, 3pp. publisher's list of "Books for the Instruction and Amusement of Children" at the end (a few illustrations shaved, occasional light browning and spotting), contemporary marbled boards (very loose, extremities rubbed, lightly stained).
A RARE AND ENCHANTING WORK FOR CHILDREN. ESTC lists only 4 copies of this edition.
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