The Life and Death of Cock Robin.

The Life and Death of Cock Robin

London: J. Bysh, Circa 1810. Original wraps. Charming children's tale of the life and death of Cock Robin, with 13 (including the title page) beautiful hand-colored illustrations accompanying the text-in-verse. Undated but very likely early 19th century, possibly circa 1810. Also includes the original pictorial wrappers, with a pasted-on title illustration (the 14th hand-colored plate) at the front panel. Pronounced creasing to the fragile original wrappers, spotting and creasing to the endsheets and pastedowns. Still though, very presentable --and the hand-colored plates, which show very light foxing and occasional, forgivable soiling, are bright and crisp. 16mo, quite scarce in its original printing. "Here lies Cock Robin, Dead and Cold: His End this Book, Will soon unfold." (from the title page). Good +. Item #11718

Price: $500.00

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