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The material is drawn from the Opie collection of rare children's books, toys and games. Large format. Colour and b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1851453342. Wrapper is a bit edge-creased.
THE PENNY HISTORIES
Written by Victor E. Neuburg; Brian Alderson.
Stock no. 1303564
Published by Oxford University Press. 1st thus 1968. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The second volume in the Juvenile Library. An admirable study of the famous "penny histories" or chapbooks. Cream boards, backed with red cloth spine. Gilt to spine. Red endpapers. Facsimiles of seven of the "penny histories" are included along with a detailed bibliography of source material. 227 pages. 7 x 4". Spine slightly bumped. Contents fine. Wrapper is just a little edge worn with a tiny nick to top front corner.
Text taken from a copy of Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation. Postscript by Brian Alderson. ISBN: 0701150432.