Volume I - 562 pp, ISBN 0919486258. Volume II - pagination runs from 563-1138 pp, ISBN 0919486541. 2 volume set - 10" H, decorative cloth boards, gilt lettering on spines, b&w and colour illustrations. Card laid in volume II stating "A Presentation Copy for The Friends of the Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books and The Lillian H. Smith Collection". "This Catalogue is a record of early English children's books in the Osborne Collection, Boys and Girls House, Toronto Public Libraries." The catalogue is arranged under the headings: Aesop and other fabulists; Myths and legendary heroes; Nursery stories and fairy tales; Poetry, verses, and rhymes; Books of instruction; The Bible and books of religious instruction; Biography and history; Travel and geography; Natural science; Games and pastimes; Stories - before 1850; Stories 1850 and after; Periodicals and annuals; Keepsakes and miscellanies; Penny dreadfuls; Movable and toy books; Almanacs and birthday books. Appendices: Chronological list of editions, 1566-1799; List of illustrators and engravers; List of publishers, book-sellers, and printers; Chronological list of editions, 1476?-1799. May require additional postage if shipping outside of Canada/U.S.A. Volume 2 has slight toning to edges of text block and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine.
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