[ca. 1835] · Banbury [England]
The aim of this Banbury-printed penny chapbook is to teach the rewards of virtue and industry; beyond the reaping of such serious satisfactions as solvency and respect, a wise and good poor boy may one day have a daughter plays a pretty spinet in a pretty dress and is called "Miss Fanny." Illustrated with => wood engravings on each page, this has additional illustrations on the wrappers: the first page (the recto of the frontispiece) has a cut of Rusher's printing shop.
Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, sans indicia.
Searches of NUC, WorldCat, and COPAC locate only four libraries worldwide reporting ownership (Vassar, the V&A, the Bodleian, and the British Library).
Opie A 1318. Original blue wrappers,rear one a very little tattered at edges; uncut copy, very clean and nice. (Inventory #: 38795)