Elizabeth Semple - The Party of Pleasure [Whim and Contradiction; Arthur & Alice; e.a.] - 1815

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Elizabeth Semple - The Party of Pleasure [Whim and Contradiction; Arthur & Alice; e.a.] - 1815
Children's books - Quantity: 1 - Hand coloured illustrations, Other - see description - Book

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[Elizabeth Semple]


Three works bound in one comprising,
Three works Three very rare FIRST EDITION.
The engraved plates are particularly fine.


You can only almost see it in Museums.

Sotheby's estimate: the real value is: £ 1500-2000.

206 year old.

This book is Full Complet!
17 full-page engravings, all colored by a contemporary hand, 206 years ago.
As this book was made long before the publication of the colorfull
printer.


This book part of the Osborne Collection,
About Osborne Collection:
A world-leading research collection of rare and notable children’s books.




1. Whim and Contradiction; or The Party of Pleasure. London: John Harris, 1815, engraved frontispiece and 5 plates

2. Arthur and Alice, or the Little Wanderers. London: John Harris, 1815, 6 engraved plates

3. Walter and Herbert or Precipitation and Slowness. London: John Harris, 1815, 6 engraved plates


3 volumes bound in one, 16mo (135 x 85mm.), FIRST EDITIONS, engraved plates coloured by hand, contemporary roan-backed marbled boards, signature E in Arthur and Alice misbound and crudely re-stitched incorrectly, some pencil scribbling and contemporary ownership signatures, some soiling, binding worn and rubbed



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Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Children's books
Author/ Illustrator
Elizabeth Semple
Book Title
The Party of Pleasure [Whim and Contradiction; Arthur & Alice; e.a.]
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1815
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
John Harris
Binding/ Material
Disbound
Extras
Hand coloured illustrations, Other - see description
Number of pages
72
Dimensions
135×85 mm
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