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Ten Nineteenth Century English and Irish Chap Books Children’s Books

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Ten English and Irish Chap Books for Children 1840 – 1850. Featuring: The Life of Mansie Wauch, Tailor in Dalkeith;  The History of Charles Jones, the Footman. Showing How He Raised Himself from the Humble Station of a Foot-boy, to a Place of Great Eminence and Trust, by His Strict Honesty and Integrity; The Long Pack; or, the Robbers Discovered: a Scottish Story. By the Ettrick Shepherd; The Laird of Cool’s Ghost: Being Several Conferences and Meetings Betwixt the Reverend Mr. Ogilvie, Late Minister of the Gospel at Innerwick; and the Ghost of Mr. Maxwell, Late Laird of Cool; As It Was Found in Mr. Ogilvie’s Closet After His Death – Written with His Own Hand; 5. History of Jack the Giant Killer. Containing His Birth and Parentage – His Meeting with the King’s Son – His Noble Conquests Over many Monstrous Giants – and, His Relieving a Beautiful Lady, Whom He Afterwards Married: &c. ; 6. The New Scrap-Book a Selection of Choice Bon Mots, Irish Blunders, Rapartees, Anecdotes, &c.; 7. The Ghost of My Uncle, to Which Is Added, the Outwitted Tax-Gatherer; The Irish Assassin, or the Misfortunes of the Family of O’Donnel by Henry Vincent, Esq.; 9. The Life and Adventures of David Haggart. Written by Himself, While Under Sentence of Death; with an Account of His Execution; 10. The Select Miscellany: a Collection of Pieces Moral, Historical, and Humourous, by Celebrated Authors.

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Ten English and Irish Chap Books, Boxed in a Cloth Box with a Gilt-decorated Tan Calf Spine:

10 Chap Books

1. [Moir, David M.] The Life of Mansie Wauch, Tailor in Dalkeith. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No.79 [1850]. A chapbook abridged from the work of the same title by David M. Moir. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the British Library.

Ten Nineteenth Century English and Irish Chap Books

2. [Hannah More] The History of Charles Jones, the Footman. Showing How He Raised Himself from the Humble Station of a Foot-boy, to a Place of Great Eminence and Trust, by His Strict Honesty and Integrity. [1-18] Bound with three short pieces: “Pride” [19-20]; “The Country Clergyman” [21-22]; and, “Big Jack Royce” [22-24]. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No. 45 [1800s]. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the Cleveland Public Library.
3. [Hogg, James 1770-1835] The Long Pack; or, the Robbers Discovered: a Scottish Story. By the Ettrick Shepherd. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No. 24 [1840]. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the Cleveland Public Library.
4. [Ogilvie, William -1729] The Laird of Cool’s Ghost: Being Several Conferences and Meetings Betwixt the Reverend Mr. Ogilvie, Late Minister of the Gospel at Innerwick; and the Ghost of Mr. Maxwell, Late Laird of Cool; As It Was Found in Mr. Ogilvie’s Closet After His Death – Written with His Own Hand. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No.48 [1840]. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the Cleveland Public Library.

Ten Nineteenth Century English and Irish Chap Books

5. History of Jack the Giant Killer. Containing His Birth and Parentage – His Meeting with the King’s Son – His Noble Conquests Over many Monstrous Giants – and, His Relieving a Beautiful Lady, Whom He Afterwards Married: &c. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, No. 62, [1840-1850]. OCLC records five copies worldwide: University of Kentucky, University of Pennsylvania, the National Art Library of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the National Library of Scotland, and at the University of Oxford.

6. The New Scrap-Book a Selection of Choice Bon Mots, Irish Blunders, Rapartees, Anecdotes, &c. With an aphorism on the title page: “Care to our coffin adds a nail no doubt,/While every laugh so merry, draws one out.” 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 33, [1800s]. OCLC records only one copy, that one being at the Cleveland Public Library. Someone has written “Mr. Bardow” in pencil on the title-page.

7. The Ghost of My Uncle, to Which Is Added, the Outwitted Tax-Gatherer. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 25, [1850]. OCLC records two copies worldwide: at the British Library (UKM) and in the British Library Reference Collections (BLSTP).

8. Vincent, Henry. The Irish Assassin, or the Misfortunes of the Family of O’Donnel by Henry Vincent, Esq. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 77, [1840]. OCLC records two copies worldwide at the Cleveland Public Library and the National Library of Ireland.
9. The Life and Adventures of David Haggart. Written by Himself, While Under Sentence of Death; with an Account of His Execution. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 41, [1840?]. OCLC records no copies of this printing, and only one copy of the W. & T. Fordyce imprint from Newcastle, dated 1840.

10. The Select Miscellany: a Collection of Pieces Moral, Historical, and Humourous, by Celebrated Authors. 15 cm, 24 pages, duodecimo. Hand-colored title-page. Marbled paper wrapper. Glasgow: Printed for the Publishers, No. 82, [1840?]. OCLC records no copies of this printing.

Ten Nineteenth Century English and Irish Chap Books

 

 

The box shows signs of use, but the ten chap books are fine but slightly trimmed by approximately 1 cm.

Ten Nineteenth Century English and Irish Chap Books