by the author sold by R. Ackermann, Harris & son etc 3rd edition
Hand-coloured shaped flaps over hand-coloured illustrations of toilet articles (9) + uncoloured Frontispiece (as issued).
127x100mm gilt & blindstamped tan roan gilt rev. & dent. (hinges cracked but held by cords, foot of spine missing 4 & 1.8cm respectively/all edges rubbed) Frontis + Titlepage +  text leaves + 9 plates all but the Preface printed one side only. The text to the "Matchless earings" is misplaced being bound in before the text of the preceding item. Each coloured illustration has a tissue guard and all the flap attachments are original and made of silk ribbon. Some of the tissues are foxed and this has offset, usually mostly to the blank verso of the text page in front but some pale foxing may just be seen on the plate margins. The Frontis shows the lady's dressing table and is somewhat foxed/browned and lightly offset onto the titlepage. There is a contemporary inscription "To the Misses Ballards" to the fly leaf (Osborne Early Children's books p.418, Haining's Moveable Books p.16; Oppenheimer Catalogue of Sothebys Part III, p.26,etc; Gumuchian, Livres de L'Enfance p.403 "Superior quality of 3rd ed. apparently due to Ackermann whose name now appears on TP for first time".
Price: GBP 520.00 or USD 671.00
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