VICTORIAN CHAPBOOKS - Sammelband of 16 Banbury chapbooks: Nursery Poems from the Ancient and Modern Poets; The Interesting Story of Cinderella and her Glass Slipper; The History of Tom Thumb; Jack the Giant Killer, a Hero; The Cries of Banbury and London, and Celebrated Stories; Death and Burial of Cock Robin; The History of Dick Whittington, Lord Mayor of London, etc.; Poetic Trifles, for Young Gentlemen & Ladies; The Children in the Wood Restored etc.; The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood; Jack & Jill, and Old Dame Gill; Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; The Renowned History of Dame Trot and her Cat; London Jingles and Country Tales for Young People; Nursery Rhymes from the Royal Collections; The Book of Beasts for Young Persons; The Life of Jack Sprat; Old Mother Hubbard And Her Dog. Banbury: Printed by J.G. Rusher. Circa 1848.
32mo., 84 x 65mm, finely bound in full pebble-grain Victorian red leather, spine with 5 shallow raised bands, ruled in blind and gilt, with double-panel in blind to both boards and a decorative gilt roll tool to sides, plain edges; floral green endpapers; a collection of 18 chapbooks, each 16pp.; with wood-engraved vignettes throughout in profusion; a very pretty little copy with slight rubbing to spine ends and forecorners; internally very fresh throughout with neat calligraphic inscriptions by an earlier owner to endpapers at front and rear.
A lovely assemblage of 16 individual Banbury chapbooks, all in lovely condition.