Mrs. Trimmer 1818 Fabulous Histories History of Birds Bewick woodcuts leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Fabulous Histories, by Mrs. Trimmer: or, the History of the Robins. Designed for the Instruction of Children, Respecting Their Treatment of Animals. 1818, London, N. Hailes. pp.164. Twelfth Edition (first with these woodcuts).
Woodcut illustrations possibly done by Thomas Bewick.
Old diced calf covers, leather spine professionally rebacked long ago. Light minor scattered foxing, overall clean, tight, sound example.
Book measures: 7 1/4" H X 4 3/4" W.
Osborne,Collection Early Children's Books, p. 314 (noting this precise edition and the Bewick manner of the wood engravings).
Carpenter, Oxford Companion to Children's Literature, pp. 543-4 (noting this work as her most famous).
Darton, Children's Books in England, pp. 157-162 (Moral Tales-Didactic).