The Good Boy's Soliloquy; Containing his Parent's Instructions Relative to his Disposition and Manners.
The Good Boy's Soliloquy; Containing his Parent's Instructions Relative to his Disposition and Manners.
The Good Boy's Soliloquy; Containing his Parent's Instructions Relative to his Disposition and Manners.
The Good Boy's Soliloquy; Containing his Parent's Instructions Relative to his Disposition and Manners.
The Good Boy's Soliloquy; Containing his Parent's Instructions Relative to his Disposition and Manners.
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The Good Boy's Soliloquy; Containing his Parent's Instructions Relative to his Disposition and Manners.

London: Darton, 1811. 32mo. 16pp., + 16 inserted plates. Each engraved image depicts the titular good boy engaged in less desirable activities, such as throwing stones, feeding scraps to the family pet, and drawing on the walls. Each is accompanied by a pithy couplet drawn from the soliloquy. The author includes an introductory note, in which he defends himself from the accusation that the verses give children naughty ideas that they would never have thought of themselves, and provides the suggestion that the reader insert his or her own name at the final line and face the potential ruin of the rhyme with bravery. Bound in tan wrappers with illustration to both covers. Expected but minor edgewear, faintest foxing, else near fine. A rare survival, with only two institutional copies listed in OCLC. Item #30082

Price: $4,000.00

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