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The Village Orphan; A Tale for Youth.

  • Author:
    Bewick, John
  • Publisher:
    Printed by C. Whittingham, for Longman and Rees, Paternoster Row., London, 1797
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To which is Added, The Basket maker, An Original Fragment. Ornamented with Vignettes on Wood. Longman & Ress, 1797. Hardback. 12mo. 140pp. Contemporary tree calf. Slight loss at head of spine. Boards a little rubbed with slight worming to upper cover. Small printed bookplate of one Anne Watts to front paste down.. A few very minor spots. 24 wood engraved vignettes & tailpieces. "This simple tale is intended to cherish in the minds of youth, those natural principles of rectitude and benevolence which powerfully tend to promote the best interests of society, rather by the influence of example arising from a natural unartificial development of incidents, which every day occur in the ordinary walks of human life, than by that of precept, or a studied display of those artificial characters in high life, who move in a sphere far beyond the reach of the ordinary classes of men." Book in very good condition. Small area of loss at head of spine and some wear to heel, spine and boards a little rubbed. Some slight evidence of worming to upper cover.
  • Our price: £225.00

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