The imperial battledoor.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
[London : John Newbery, between 1742 and 1767?]
Description
1 folded sheet ([2] pages) : illustrations (engravings) ; 16 x 19 cm. folded to 16 x 9 cm.

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Subject(s)
Publisher
Rare books genre
Notes
  • One printed sheet, folded twice, with the left-hand section creating a small flap.
  • Title "Imperial battledoor" [sic] from left inside flap.
  • "4 d., plain; Pr. 6 d., coloured" -- Left flap.
  • The center section has "Lesson I" and "Lesson II," two tables of 15 one-syllable words arranged in 5 columns; the Lord's Prayer; and Arabic numerals from 1 to 0 arranged in a line; right section has 6 engraved vignettes of children in rural settings, arranged in two columns : column 1 shows two boys playing battledore and shuttlecock, a girl raking the field, and a milkmaid; column 2 shows a boy kneeling in prayer, by a small round stool on which sits a book, a shepherdess and her lambs, and a girl holding a sheaf of wheat in her apron; thin, double-ruled border around all 3 sections.
Binding note
Publisher's Dutch floral paper wrappers.
References
  • ESTC, N51317
  • Roscoe, J20
Other title(s)
Imperial battledore
OCLC
11119697
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