SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BUCK, Adam.
The Darling.

Published
London; Ackermann, 1808-1813.
Plates
8
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Value
0-5000
Published
London; Ackermann, 1808-1813.
Ref
1448

A collection of 8 exquisite hand-coloured stipple copperplate engravings, depicting scenes of children alone or at the side of their mothers. Good condition. Slim folio, elegantly bound in full green polished calf; ornate gilt-decorations on boards and spine; inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Front hinge slightly cracked. No title page. Coloured plates in order: 1. The Darling Asleep. 2. The Darling Awake. 3. Come, Father's Hope ! - Come, Mother's Glory ! Now Listen To A Pretty Story. 4. Ride On Pickback My Darling. 5. Mamma, Don't Make Me Beg In Vain: Pray Read That Pretty Book Again. 6. The Darling Dancing. 7. My Tambourine. 8. Maternal Instruction.