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The Resource A little pretty pocket-book : intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly : with two letters from Jack the Giant-killer : as also a ball and pincushion : the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl : to which is added, A little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion

A little pretty pocket-book : intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly : with two letters from Jack the Giant-killer : as also a ball and pincushion : the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl : to which is added, A little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion

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A little pretty pocket-book : intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly : with two letters from Jack the Giant-killer : as also a ball and pincushion : the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl : to which is added, A little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion
Title
A little pretty pocket-book
Title remainder
intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly : with two letters from Jack the Giant-killer : as also a ball and pincushion : the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl : to which is added, A little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
CLU
Citation location within source
  • 115
  • 120
  • 778.2
  • 20459
  • 22:113
Citation source
  • Hamilton, S. Amer. book illustrators (1968 ed.)
  • Rosenbach, A.S.W. Children's books
  • Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books
  • Evans
  • Bib. Amer. imprints to 1901
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A little pretty pocket-book : intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly : with two letters from Jack the Giant-killer : as also a ball and pincushion : the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl : to which is added, A little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Woodcuts: frontispiece, illustrations, tail-pieces
  • Frontispiece included in pagination
  • Publisher's advertisements on [2] p. following text
  • Last two leaves are blanks
  • "Rules for behaviour in children": p. [94]-122
  • First published in the U.S. by Hugh Gaine in 1762 under the title: A little pretty book; cf. Hamilton, cited below
  • "First published by Newbery in 1744, and was his first juvenile publication. . . . The first edition with the title as in [Thomas's] Worcester edition was published by Newbery and Carnan in 1770"; cf. Rosenbach, cited below
  • Text and woodcuts from the English edition of John Newbery; the woodcuts are probably Bewick; cf. Rosenbach
  • Contains, on p. 43, the first mention of baseball in America; cf. Hamilton and Rosenbach
Dimensions
11 cm.
Edition
The first Worcester edition
Extent
122, [6] p.
Note
  • Quarter brown sheep and tan paper over boards. Hinges weak.
  • Inscriptions in ink on upper paste-down and free endpaper.
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54082040
  • ucoclc54082040
Label
A little pretty pocket-book : intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly : with two letters from Jack the Giant-killer : as also a ball and pincushion : the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl : to which is added, A little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion
Publication
Note
  • Woodcuts: frontispiece, illustrations, tail-pieces
  • Frontispiece included in pagination
  • Publisher's advertisements on [2] p. following text
  • Last two leaves are blanks
  • "Rules for behaviour in children": p. [94]-122
  • First published in the U.S. by Hugh Gaine in 1762 under the title: A little pretty book; cf. Hamilton, cited below
  • "First published by Newbery in 1744, and was his first juvenile publication. . . . The first edition with the title as in [Thomas's] Worcester edition was published by Newbery and Carnan in 1770"; cf. Rosenbach, cited below
  • Text and woodcuts from the English edition of John Newbery; the woodcuts are probably Bewick; cf. Rosenbach
  • Contains, on p. 43, the first mention of baseball in America; cf. Hamilton and Rosenbach
Dimensions
11 cm.
Edition
The first Worcester edition
Extent
122, [6] p.
Note
  • Quarter brown sheep and tan paper over boards. Hinges weak.
  • Inscriptions in ink on upper paste-down and free endpaper.
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54082040
  • ucoclc54082040

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