The galloping guide to the ABC, or, The child's agreeable introduction to a knowledge of the gentlemen of the alphabet Anecdotes for good children, being select pieces intended to amuse and instruct them The riddler's riddle book, or, A choice collection of riddles / by Peter Puzzlecap, esq., the little rhyming riddler The diverting history of John Gilpin, shewring how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again / [William Cowper] Dr. Watts's Divine songs for children The pleasing and renowned history of Dick Whittington, who was afterwards Lord Mayor of London : with the surprising adventures of his cat The interesting story of the children in the wood : an historical ballad ; The story of Farmer Wilkins The good farmer : being an entertaining history of Thomas Wiseman, who procured riches and a good name, by the paths of virtue and industry The trial of an ox for killing a man, with the examination of witnesses before Judge Lion, at Quadruped Court, near Beast Park Poetic trifles, or, Pretty poems for young folks, selected from the best juvenile writers The adventures of a halfpenny, commonly called a Birmingham halfpenny, or counterfeit, as related by itself The house that Jack built, an entertaining story, for children Short stories, or, Treasures of truth, selected for youthful minds Dr. Watts's moral songs for children.
Fourteen 19th-century children's chapbooks printed and sold by John Golby Rusher of Banbury, England. All are undated, but probably printed between 1830 and 1837, when Rusher's shop was located on Bridge Street (cf. his BBTI entry). Most are a single gathering of 8 leaves (pages numbered or unnumbered) illustrated with woodcuts and bound in printed and illustrated yellow or blue paper wrappers. Some have an edition statement ("Rusher's edition") at head of page opposite title page. Each chapbook priced at one penny. Title supplied by cataloger from spine. Bookseller's advertisements printed on wrappers. Binding: full speckled calf(?); boards double-ruled in gold with a gold rosette at each corner; blind-tooled cover edges and turn-ins; 5 raised bands on spine; gold-tooled spine panels; gold-stamped red leather spine label ("BANBURY CHAP BOOKS."); marbled endpapers.
RBC copy purchased for the Penn Libraries in 2018 from Antiquates Fine & Rare Books.