Memoirs of a peg-top / by the author of Adventures of a pincushion.

Author
Kilner, Mary Ann, 1753-1831 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Printed and sold by John Marshall and Co., No. 4 in Aldermary Church-Yard, Bow-Lane, [between 1779 and 1789]
Description
111 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations (wood engravings) ; 13 cm (16⁰)

Details

Subject(s)
Attributed name
Former owner
Publisher
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
  • Attribution to Kilner from "The Book Collector," v.18 (1969), p.519.
  • Marshall & Co. active between 1779 and 1789 (cf. David Stoker. "John Marshall, John Evans and the Cheap Repository Tracts 1793-1800").
  • "Price six pence"--At foot of title page.
  • Frontispiece included in pagination.
  • Last page is blank.
  • ESTC also lists another, 108-page of this title, in a different setting of type, by Marshall & Co." (Cotsen 35475), as well as a 92-page issue by John Marshall alone.
  • Illustrations: Wood-engraved frontispiece and 27 half-page wood-engravings throughout the text.
  • Signatures: A-I⁶ K².
  • Princeton copy 1 A-I⁶ L² (varies from other Cotsen copies in signing of last gathering, but text and layout otherwise appears the same as in other copies).
  • Princeton copy 1 Inscribed on front pastedown: "Fanny Kilner."
  • Princeton copy 1 Printed amorial "Kilner" bookplate on front free endpaper recto.
  • Princeton copy 2 Inscribed at foot of page 111 (after printed text "The End"): "The" and "T [illegible]".
  • Princeton copy 2 Page 111 laid down to lower cover and pages 109-110 reattached to text block.
  • Princeton copy 3 Inscribed on front paste-down and facing free endpaper: "By S. S., Mary Ann Maze, afterwards Mrs. Kilner, born Dec. 14. 1753, married Ap: 18 1774, died Dec. 1. 1831, aged 78. Gt. Gt. Gt. Grandmother to Anthony Crookham; given to H. A. K. Crookham, April 30 1907, by his grannie, Fanny M. Emery."
  • Princeton copy 4 Inscribed at head of title page: "JH," and at foot of last page of text (p. 111): "Joseph Hodgson, I read this June 29, 1841."
  • Princeton copy 4 Printed bookplate on front pastedown: "Crewe Hall Library, Juvenile Books, Box 13" (with 13 inked in)
  • Princeton copy 4 Small bookplate on front pastedown: "L.G.E. Bell Collection of Children's Books."
  • Princeton copy 1 Each Cotsen copy with differently-patterned Dutch paper; copies vary slightly in size: 120 (2), 122, and 125 mm.
  • Princeton copy 2 Each Cotsen copy with differently-patterned Dutch paper; copies vary slightly in size: 120 (2), 122, and 125 mm.
  • Princeton copy 3 Each Cotsen copy with differently-patterned Dutch paper; copies vary slightly in size: 120 (2), 122, and 125 mm.
  • Princeton copy 4 Each Cotsen copy with differently-patterned Dutch paper; copies vary slightly in size: 120 (2), 122, and 125 mm.
  • Princeton copy 2 Within a later marbled paper clamshell box with "Adventures of a whipping top."
  • Princeton copy 3 Within red quarter morocco black cloth case, spine gilt-stamped with title and gilt-ruled.
  • Princeton copy 1 Spine perished, bds hanging by cords
References
English short title catalogue, T171550
Spine title (copy 2)
  • Peg-top
In
Princeton copy 2: 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
78817079
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