The Butterfly’s Ball. Embellished with Engravings. William Roscoe.

The Butterfly’s Ball. Embellished with Engravings.

1835. London: D. Carvalho, [c. 1835].

Slim small 8vo, [12]ff, printed on one side only. Each leaf illustrated with text beneath, finely colored by hand. Original drab printed pictorial wrappers, a remarkably fine copy.

§ Only edition thus, a scarce book especially in fine condition. Not in Osborne. Gumuchian 986. Originally issued in 1807 in a series comprised of The Butterfly’s Ball; The Peacock At Home; The Elephant’s Ball; and The Lion’s Masquerade; it was very popular, being reissued as late as the 1880s. Item #10485

Price: $3,950.00

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