Pictorial Humpty Dumpty. [The story of Humpty Dumpty in pictures, with versions of the rhyme in English, French, Hebrew, Latin, Welsh, Greek, German, and Italian].

London: Tilt and Bogue, 1843. Oblong accordion fold of seven linen-backed panels (230 x 85 mm), with two continuous engraved and hand-coloured illustrations across 5 and 2 panels. Mounted in pictorial, hand-coloured card wrappers with cloth spine. Tissue restoration to panel hinges and lower wrapper, circular stain and some soiling to upper wrapper, internally well-preserved with vibrant coloring. Hand-colored panorama strip-etching illustrating the nursery rhyme with the verse printed in English and French on recto of the upper cover and on the verso in Hebrew, Latin, Welsh, Greek, German, and Italian. There was also a variant issued with only four translations on the verso of the front cover, cf. Abbey, Life in England, 559. An ephemeral piece, 8 institutional copies located plus 4 copies of Abbey’s variant. Item #11128

Price: $2,750.00

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