Jackey Dandy's Delight; or, The History of Birds and Beasts in Verse and Prose.
Jackey Dandy's Delight; or, The History of Birds and Beasts in Verse and Prose.
Jackey Dandy's Delight; or, The History of Birds and Beasts in Verse and Prose.
Jackey Dandy's Delight; or, The History of Birds and Beasts in Verse and Prose.
Jackey Dandy's Delight; or, The History of Birds and Beasts in Verse and Prose.
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Jackey Dandy's Delight; or, The History of Birds and Beasts in Verse and Prose.

London: (John Marshall), (c. 1780). 48mo. 28pp., + (3)pp. of advertisements for other publications printed and sold by John Marshall. Twenty-two woodcut vignettes, mostly of the birds and beasts described in the text. A remarkable, early example of entrepreneurial children's book publishing, as evidenced by the title page's introductory text, which claims the author as the primary motivator of the production. The simultaneously familiar and exotic motif of the bestiary is here put to good use, educating young readers on the temperaments of animals with which they may or may not be already aware. Front paste-down features the rhyme, "Handy Dandy, Jackey Dandy." Bound in Dutch paper wrappers, variously colored and mildly rubbed. Near fine. Item #30412

Price: $5,500.00

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