Title: London Sights for Little Folks. >>CURIOUS ...
Publisher: Tilt, Charles. London.
Publication Date: 1838
Edition: 1st Edition
191 printed pages + page of publisher's adverts at end (slightly thumbed with browning in parts). Woodcut frontispiece and title vignette. 43 woodcut scenes of London included in pagination. Original primrose endpapers (partly erased inscription on front paste-down). Contemporary inscription on back of frontispiece dated 1840 for Ms Helen Woodforde. All edges gilt. 2.5 x 3.1". Original tan cloth (slightly faded and foxed); spine with elaborate gilt column entwined with climbing foliage and gilt titling above "Town Sights" (small holes worn at head and tail of spine); upper cover with"Town Sights for Little Folks" in gilt within scrolling framework and blind matching borders (corners slightly worn). One in a series of "Tilt's Hand-Books for Children" and sometimes found in miniature bookcase reading "My own library" with other titles. Date of publication from Bondy -Tilt went into business with Bogue in 1840. Bondy describes this book as "of particular London interest, which illustrates amongst other subjects school-girls of the Blue-Coat School, a children's Guy Fawkes procession, an advertising caravan, and placard bearers". This edition republished nearly 20 years later by George W. Cottrell and by H.C.Peck & Theo. Bliss in Boston and Philadelphia, respectively. Bondy, 67. Spielmann, 353A (that copy lacking endpaper). Welsh, 4699. Seller Inventory # 5333