Reading Made Easy for Juvenile Learners [cover title].

London: T. Goode, [c. 1850]. 12mo, [22]pp. illustrated with woodcuts. Original pink wrappers, partially unopened, a brilliant copy virtually as new. A rare and wonderful little primer in amazing condition. The illustrations are woodcuts of lions, dogs, mice etc. and a striking feature is the decorative upper wrapper composed of printer’s flowers. The back cover has an instructive alphabet made of a poem whose first letter of each line creates the alphabet: ending “Xerxes, o’er millions, weeping cried, / Yon host, the grave, must shortly hide. / Z comes at last, best place of any, to fit a Zea-lot or a Zany.” The booklet is genuinely rare, with no copies on line (5/2010) and only the Opie copy in the Bodley recorded, from which a facsimile was made. No copy at auction; not in Gumuchian or Osborne. Presumably not in Cotsen (not listed online). The title is not uncommon as a title and occurs from the 1780s on but this version seems genuinely rare. (Item Id: 102821)

$288.00
Buy Now

All items are guaranteed as described but may be returned for any reason for resale for a full refund within 10 days of receipt only if packed, shipped, and insured as received. Payment in US dollars drawn on a US bank, including state and local taxes as applicable, is expected upon receipt unless otherwise agreed. Institutions may receive deferred billing and duplicates will be considered for credit. References or advance payment may be requested of anyone ordering for the first time. All sold items remain the property of John Windle Antiquarian Bookseller until paid for in full. Postage is extra and will be via UPS or USPS unless otherwise requested.

PayPal is the prefered payment method but Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also gladly accepted: if paying by credit card please be sure to read and understand the descriptions of the books you are ordering, as substantial charges can be assessed on returns for which the buyer is responsible. Please also note that under standard terms of business, title does not pass to the purchaser until the purchase price has been paid in full.

ILAB dealers only may deduct their reciprocal discount, provided the account is paid in full within 30 days; thereafter the price is net.