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The history of Dick Whittington, Lord Mayor of London : with the adventures of his cat.

Additional Title(s):

Sir Richard Whittington, and his cat

Whittington and his cat.

Banbury : Printed by J. G. Rusher, [ca. 1840?]
Physical Description:
15, [1] p. : ill. ; 10 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR3991.A1 W45 1840
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
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Caption title: Sir Richard Whittington, and his cat.
For remarks on dating, etc., see Brown University collection record under title "Chapbooks published by J.G. Rusher of Banbury, England". Pearson suggests "about 1814", Osborne Coll. "ca. 1820", and British Museum (both copies) "1840?".
The six principal illustrations, all roughly square in a frame, are included in Pearson, according to whom they were "designed by [George] Cruikshank, and engraved by Branstone [i.e. A.R. Branston]"; there are four other engravings, one of them, depicting a rat, signed "Fry."
Engraved vignette on title page.
Osborne Collection of early children's books, 1566-1910, I, p. 47
Pearson, E. Banbury chap books, p. 44
Gumuchian & cie. Livres de l'enfance du XVe au XIXe siècle, 1582
British Museum. General catalogue of printed books to 1955 (compact edition), v. 25, 1087
BAC: British Art Center has 6 copies with variant wrappers, each with a different illustration on paper wrappers. Four bound in blue paper wrappers, two bound in cream colored paper wrappers.
Subject Terms:
Cats -- Folklore.
Rusher, J.G. -- Printer.
Whittington, Richard, d. 1423 -- Folklore.
Juvenile literature -- England -- Banbury -- 1840.
Fairy tales -- England -- Banbury -- 1840.
Wood engravings -- 1840.
Cruikshank, George, 1792-1878, ill.
Branston, Allen Robert, 1778-1827, engraver.
Rusher, John Golby, 1784-1877.

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