The Butterflys Ball. Embellished with Engravings.
London: D. Carvalho, [c. 1835]. Slim small 8vo, 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 Butterflys Ball; The Peacock At Home; The Elephants Ball; and The Lions Masquerade; it was very popular, being reissued as late as the 1880s
(Item Id: 10485)