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Princeton University Library Catalog
The history of a apple pie.
London : Routledge, Warne, & Routledge,  ([London] : Edmund Evans, engraver and printer, Raquet-court, Fleet-street)
 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905
Routledge, Warne, & Routledge
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Aunt Mavor's toy books ; 41
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Date and series no. from Masaki.
Title, publisher, and series from upper wrapper, which serves as t.p.
"Aunt Mavor's Toy Books; Price Sixpence Each"--At head of title.
4 bifolia, printed on one side only; first and last leaves pasted down to wrappers.
Personified letters all interact with the A apple pie: "B bit it," "C cut it," etc.; a "crudely employed [but] marvelously funny and ideosyncratatic" design (Masaki, II, p. 120).
Illustrations: 4 leaves each with 5-8 large red personified alphabet letters on a dark blue background; 1 double-leaf center-fold procession of all the personified letters arrayed around the apple pie; 1 double-leaf alphabet with red capitals and blue text pasted down to wrappers.
Pub. blue pictorial wrappers, with color-printed pictorial design on upper in black and red and publisher's advertisements for various Routledge series on lower wrapper.
Masaki, T. Victorian popular picture bks., I, p. 409 (41a)
Also available in an electronic version.
A apple pie