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Aunt Mavor's present for a good little girl : comprising Victoria alphabet, The old Cornish woman, The cat's tea party, Little Polly's doll's house, Mother Bunch's evening party, Uncle Hugh's country house : with seventy-four coloured illustrations.

London : George Routledge & Co., Farringdon Street ; New York : 18 Beekman Street, 1856
Physical Description:
[1], 7, [1], 8, 8, 7, [1], 8, 7, [1] leaves : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PE1155 .A96 1856+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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The Cornish Woman's caption title is: The Old Woman who came all the way from Cornwall to see the Great Exhibition.
Uncle Hugh shows the children many wonders, including an India rubber diving suit.
The story "Miss Pusseycat's tea party" includes (page 7) a depiction of "the four Masters Tortoiseshell offered to give a song like the four Ethiopian Serenaders." The Ethiopian Serenaders were a popular blackface minstrel troupe in the 1840s.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original blue blind-stamped cloth. Autograph: Wm. S. Fields, 53 St. Marks Place, New York.
Subject Terms:
Blackface entertainers.
Cats -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's stories.
Dollhouses -- Juvenile fiction.
English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile poetry.
Ethiopian Serenaders.
Fields, Wm. S. -- Autograph.
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England)
Great Exhibition (1851 : London, England) -- Juvenile poetry.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Minstrel music.
Wood engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1856.
G. Routledge & Co., publisher.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art).

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