“NO Cries Are Sure of Such Renown, asThose of Famous London Town”
London cries for children. Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner (pr. by John Bouvier), 1810. 8vo (14 cm, 5.5"). Frontis. (incl. in pagination), 40 pp. [SOLD]
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First American edition, taken from the London printing of the same year. Illustrations in this work are a woodcut frontispiece, a woodcut on the title-page, and ahalf-page woodcut illustration for each of the 18 cries in the text, for a total of 20 cuts. Dr. R wrote of this work: “This edition of the London Cries resembles [the Cries] of Philadelphia and of New York in that each Cry is accompanied by a verse, and a long explanatory passage in prose . . . [A]nd although the book is intended for children, the propaganda introduced into . . . [it] is at times obviously intended for their parents.”
Rosenbach, Children's, 421; Welch, American Children’s Books, 249.12; Shaw & Shoemaker 19892 & 20586. Publisher's light boards with salmon-colored paper covering. Browning as in all copies seen today. One leaf with short tear from lower margin, just touching text. Solid, and engaging from multiple perspectives. (35886)