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Author
BUCK, Adam.
Title
The Darling.
Published
London; Ackermann, 1808-1813.
Description
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.

Hand coloured plates
8
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
Ackermann, Children
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
1448