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Title: Early English Children's Books from The Osborne Collection, Toronto Public Library. ( 35 Volumes in 28 slipcases with the Descriptive Companion volume edited by Margaret Crawford Maloney also in a slipcase).

Subtitle:1. Orbis Sensualium Pictus. 2. Goody Two-Shoes. 3. A New Years Gift for Little Masters & Misses. 4. The Birth-day Gift or The Joy of a New Doll. 5. The Death and Burial of Cock Robin.6. The Moving Adventures of Old Dame Trot and Her Comical Cat. 7. The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast 8. The Peacock "At Home'. 9. The Mansion of Bliss. 10. Diamonds and Toads or Humility Rewarded, and Pride Punished. 11. Scripture Histories. 12. Jack and Jill, and Old Dame Gill. 13. A Visit to the Bazaar. 14. The Ocean and Its Inhabitants. 15. The Traditional Faery Tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Beauty and the Beast & Jack and the Bean Stalk. 16. The Gallant History of Bevis of Southampton. 17. A Mournful Ditty of the Death of Fair Rosamond. 18 The Sweet and Pleasant History of Patient Grissel. 19. Hop-o'my-Thum and the Seven-League Boots. 20. Old Nurse's Book of Rhymes, Jingles and Ditties. 21.The New Picture Book Being Pictorial Lessons on Form, Comparison, and Number, for Children under Seven years of Age. 22. The Dog's Dinner Party. 23. In Fairy Land. A Series of Pictures from the Elf World. 24. Sing-Song. 25. The Alphabet of Old Friends. 26. Puss in Boots. 27. A Book of Nonsense. 28. Under the Window. 29. Kate Greenway's Calendar for 1884. 30. Cinderella. 31. The Diverting History of John Gilpin. 32. The Babes in the Woods. 33. The Nursery "Alice". 34. The Baby's Own Aesop. 35. The Adventures of Two Dutch Dolls. Together with the companion volume of commentary titled English Illustrated Books for Childrens.

Description: Facsimile Editions; various sizes; each volume in fine condition together with its printed slipcase, complete set still in original printed box of issue, with the original prospectus.

Publisher: Sydney; Horden House; 2003-2008.

Price: AUD$1200

Book ID: 112551

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