Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 26

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Children's Chapbooks, Two 18th Century English Examples.
Including: Richard Johnson's (1734-1793) The Hermit of the Forest and the Wandering Infants, a Rural Fragment Embellished with Cuts, London: Printed for E[lizabeth] Newbery, 1794, 16mo, single signature, title, 5-30, lacking the preliminary blank and last leaf (and possibly page 3/4), with small woodcut text illustrations, worn and toned, lacking the bottom half of page 5/6 horizontal tear through first four leaves with losses, housed in a modern folder, 4 1/8 x 2 5/8 in. ESTC N17615 showing UCLA copy only in the U.S., Bodleian only in the U.K., no other copies worldwide; Roscoe, J161 (2); Worldcat lists copies at NYPL and Oxford University.

[Together with] The History of Valentine and Orson, [Nottingham]: Printed [by Charles Sutton] for the Company of Walking Stationers, [1790?], octavo, woodcut to title, 16 pages, deckle edges, bound in 19th century half red morocco, toning and spotting, 6 1/2 x 4 in.; ESTC N9051; Cropper, P. J. Nottinghamshire Printed Chap-books, 17.