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The pictorial grammar
Crowquill, Alfred.
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Publication Information:
London : Harvey and Darton, [1842]
Physical Description:
[iv], 75 pages, 16 pages of advertising : illustrations ; 17 cm
General Note:
Date inferred from dates of publisher & printer according to Brown.

Alfred Crowquill was the joint pseud. of Charles Robert Forrester and Alfred Henry Forrester, later used by Alfred Henry Forrester alone. This text by Charles, with ill. by Alfred, cf. Osborne Coll., cited below.
Local Note:
First edition: [A]⁶ B-E¹⁶ F¹² [G]¹⁶; [flyleaf+i-iv] [1]-64 65-[76] [1]-16; 17 x 11.5 cm. The printer's imprint is on the title page verso, "LONDON: Printed by Joseph Rickerby, Sherbourn Lane," and at the bottom of the last text page (p. 75), "J. Rickerby, Printer, Sherbourn Lane." The volume is bound in brown corduroy-like cloth over boards, and is blindstamped on both covers with curlicued finials in each corner within a double-ruled border; the back cover has a curlicued design in the center. The front cover has an engraved illustration of a harlequin holding an open book bearing the title, stamped in gilt. The spine has the title within a flowery design stamped in gilt. Both sets of endpapers are of plain yellow paper. The half-title, title, and other pages are of plain white laid paper; all edges are gilt. The title page is in black and red ink, featuring an engraved owl holding a leaf containing a quotation from Boswell's Life of Johnson, and has the title, author, publisher, and place of publication. The text is heavily illustrated with Dickensian engravings in black ink. At the end of the text there are sixteen separately numbered pages of advertising of the publisher's other works.
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