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The MIRROR; or a Looking-Glass for Young People of both sexes; to make them wise, good and happy.

The MIRROR; or a Looking-Glass for Young People of both sexes; to make them wise, good and happy.

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The MIRROR; or a Looking-Glass for Young People of both sexes; to make them wise, good and happy.: Consisting of a Choice Collection of Fairy Tales by Mother Goose.

by BEWICK (Thomas):

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BEWICK (Thomas): The MIRROR; or a Looking-Glass for Young People of both sexes; to make them wise, good and happy. Consisting of a Choice Collection of Fairy Tales by Mother Goose. Newcastle upon Tyne: T. Saint for W, Charnley in the Groat Market; Also M Vesey, J Whitfield, 1788. With 12 (of 13) woodcuts, partly hand-colored. 16mo, [iii] 186pp + [6] adverts, lacking 2 leaves (I1, 6; pp 97/8, 107/8), contents soiled, several tears, shaken; leather-backed green floral boards heavily worn, spine cracked, hinges defective. BEWICK FAMILY COPY, signed twice by Thomas Bewick (one dated 1784) in addition to childish scribbling.
Provenance: Bewick bookplate identified as Dr C Clark Collection (Alnwick), also inscribed in pencil as a gift from Jane Bewick to E P Jupp, 1877. OCLC records a single copy at Dartmouth College although collated with only 2pp adverts at the end.
A 2nd edition dated 1783 is recorded with similar collation in two copies (Lilly Library, Univ of Newcastle).
Hugo, T. The Bewick collector, no. 4039, lists 5 of the 13 woodcuts as by T. Bewick.

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Bookseller
BATTLEDORE LTD US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
BB094
Title
The MIRROR; or a Looking-Glass for Young People of both sexes; to make them wise, good and happy.
Author
BEWICK (Thomas):
Illustrator
Thomas Bewick
Format/Binding
Leather-backed green floral boards heavily worn, spine cracked, hinges defective
Book Condition
Used
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First edition.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
T. Saint for W. Charnley; and M Vesey, J Whitfield,
Place of Publication
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Date Published
1788.
Size
16mo
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Bewick, Fairy Tales, Mother Goose, juvenile, Thomas Saint, Newcastle,
Bookseller catalogs
Fairy Tales; children's books; Antiquarian, Rare & Collectible Books;

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