Tommy Trip's Tour Through the Counties of England; Peter Prattle's Country …
Tommy Trip's Tour Through the Counties of England; Peter Prattle's Country …
Tommy Trip's Tour Through the Counties of England; Peter Prattle's Country …
Tommy Trip's Tour Through the Counties of England; Peter Prattle's Country …
Tommy Trip's Tour Through the Counties of England; Peter Prattle's Country …

HANDCOLOURED CHAPBOOKS -. Tommy Trip's Tour Through the Counties of England; Peter Prattle's Country Walk; Peter Prattle's ABC [and] Aunt Jaunty's Tales. Emma's Advice To Her B….

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INCLUDING TWO UNLOCATED HANDCOLOURED JUVENILES

HANDCOLOURED CHAPBOOKS - Tommy Trip's Tour Through the Counties of England; Peter Prattle's Country Walk; Peter Prattle's ABC [and] Aunt Jaunty's Tales. Emma's Advice To Her Brother. London; Dean & Co., Threadneedle St., circa 1845; T.H. Munday, 9 Fore St., circa 1845; T.H. Munday, 9 Fore St., circa 1845; J.L. Marks, 91, Long Lane, Smithfield, 1841.

Small 4to.; 4 individual works attractively bound in half nineteenth-century tan calf over marbled paper boards, spine with 5 raised bands with star centres in gilt and an onlaid red leather label lettered in gilt, gilded marbled endpapers; pp. 29 + [i]; [16]; [16]; [16]; Tommy Trip's Tour with 8 lithographed plates with original handcolouring heightened with touches of gum arabic, each featuring 3 individual images, Peter Prattle's Country Walk with 7 full-page engraved plates with original handcolouring; Peter Prattle's ABC similarly with 7 full-page engraved plates with original handcolouring; Emma's Advice To Her Brother with 7 engraved plates with elaborate engraved borders, with original handcolouring; a sammelband of 4 individual books, bound with pictorial covers for each work; an attractive compendium with some overall dust-soiling, rubbing to joints (but no splitting), and to edges, and some wear to forecorners, exposing board; internally very good and sound with foxing to endpapers, dust-soiling to one or two card covers, but otherwise very clean and crisp throughout, with barely a mark; a striking, and complete, collection of two rare and two apparently unrecorded works.
First editions of all 4 volumes. Tommy Trip's Tour consists of a series of descriptive verses about each county of England, representing scenes and employments peculiar to each location. Peter Prattle's Country Walk is a simple child reader in prose; Peter Prattle's ABC is an alphabet in verse with engraved and decorated initials to each line, ie "An ancient River Xanthus was, Of which most Youth have read; But Zanies who'll ne'er learn to read, Wear foolscaps on their head"; Emma's Advice to her Brother is a moralistic verse divided into themes: Health; Generosity; Pride; Disobedience, and Charity.
Only 1 copy of Tommy Trip's Tour listed on Copac (University of York Lib.); no copies, in any edition, located on Copac of Peter Prattle's Country Walk, Peter Prattle's ABC, or Emma's Advice To Her Brother.
OCLC/WorldCat lists 2 copies of Tommy Trip's Tour (Princeton and Toronto) however listing 6 handcoloured plates in each case, rather than 8 handcoloured plates in our copy; no copies located on WorldCat of Peter Prattle's Country Walk or Peter Prattle's ABC, and only 1 copy there of Emma's Advice To Her Brother (Princeton).

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