Philadelphia: Published by Jacob Johnson, High-Street, 1802. [58p, publisher's ad], illustrations. 16cm. First American edition. Published in London in 1798. Red cloth back and marbled paper covers. Binding hand stitched; covers well rubbed; fore edge tears; older conservation repair to front cover; a few illustrations hand colored; older former library copy; signature of Martha Ellicott dated January, 1803 on the front free endpaper. Four full page engravings, others on the same page as the text, one signed W.R. [i.e. William Ralph]. A fair copy of a scarce children's book. [Cited in Shaw's American bibliography, 2930; Welch's Bibliography of American children's books printed prior to 1821, 264.1; matches the copy held by the American Antiquarian Society; no other institutional copies found in the United States] (Inventory #: 20361)
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