The adventures of a whipping-top : illustrated with stories of many bad boys, who themselves deserve whipping, and of some good boys, who deserve plumcakes / written by itself.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Printed and sold by John Marshall and Co., No. 4, in Aldermary Church-Yard, Bow Lane, [not after 1789]
Description
viii, 79 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (wood engravings) ; 11 cm

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Library of Congress genre(s)
Rare books genre
Contained in
Multi-title collection including The adventures of a whipping-top : illustrated with stories of many bad boys, who themselves deserve whipping, and of some good boys, who deserve plumcakes and 1 other(s).
Notes
  • Sometimes attributed to Dorothy Kilner (cf. ESTC).
  • Publishing as "John Marshall and Co." until Nov. 1789 when the partnership was dissolved (cf. David Stoker, "John Marshall, John Evans, and the Cheap Repository Tracts, 1793-1800," PBSA 107: 1 (2013) 81-118).
  • "Price three pence, bound"--At foot of title page.
  • First (frontispiece) and last leaves laid down to inside covers.
  • Publisher's advertisement on 3 pages at end: "Books for the instruction and amusement of children, printed and sold by J. Marshall and Co."
  • Princeton copy 4 On title page, the word "boys" is upper case, and "London" is set in roman type (ESTC's copy notes "bad" in upper case, and another variation of this title has "London" in black letter).
  • Princeton copy 4 Cotsen copy similar to ESTC copy (cited below) but varies in title page printing and in number of pages in advertisement.
  • Princeton copy 4 Within a later marbled paper clamshell both with: "Memoirs of a Peg-top."
Binding note
Publisher's Dutch floral paper-covered boards.
References
cf. English short title catalogue, N42510
In
Princeton copy 4: Multi-title collection including The adventures of a whipping-top : illustrated with stories of many bad boys, who themselves deserve whipping, and of some good boys, who deserve plumcakes and 1 other(s).
OCLC
1101131717
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