DOLLS (PAPER). PHOEBE, THE COTTAGE MAID. London: S. and J. Fuller 1811 (dated 1811 on cover of book and on slipcase, 1812 on title page). 16mo (4 x 5"), printed wraps, FINE in original slipcase with edges strengthened. Containing 7 very fine aquatinted and hand-colored figures, one head and 2 hats. The story relates the daily life of a peasant girl. She reappears in the next title in the Fuller series by becoming the wife of Hubert, The Cottage Youth. See Osborne p.1053, Gumuchian 2024-5, NBL 789 and Haining p.14-15 who notes that these Fuller books "were expensive even for the period ... are now exceedingly difficult to find." A scarce title in this prized series.
(Inventory #: 37625)
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