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Cowper, William, 1731–1800
John Gilpin.
London : Frederick Warne & Co., [approximately 1870]
Physical Description:
[6] leaves, [5] leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3382 .J6 1870 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ellen and Arthur Liman, Yale JD 1957
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Title and publication statement from cover.
First and last leaves pasted to cover.
Colour wood-engraved plates are with imprint: "Kronheim and Co., London." Plates include areas printed in colour with metal. All are unsigned.
"Price one shilling; or, Mounted with linen, two shillings."
At head of cover title: "Aunt Louisa's London Toy Books."
Text originally written by William Cowper. Cf. British Library Public Catalogue.
Opie, P17
"Aunt Louisa" was a pseudonym of Laura Valentine, general editor of Warne's publishing house, who possibly wrote most of the verses of text for this series of toy books.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original printed wrappers.
Subject Terms:
Illustrated children's books -- Specimens.
Illustrated children's books.
Liman, Ellen and Arthur -- Provenance.
Wood engravings -- Color -- Specimens -- Great Britain -- Between 1866 and 1867.
Printed wrappers -- Color -- Specimens -- Great Britain -- Between 1866 and 1867.
Chromoxylographs -- [approximately 1870]
Frederick Warne (Firm), publisher.
Valentine, L. (Laura), 1814-1899
Kronheim & Co., printer.
Collection of Ellen and Arthur Liman (Yale Center for British Art).

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