A Little Pretty Pocket-Book Intended for the Instruction and Amusement of Little Master Tommy and Pretty Miss Polly. Baseball.

A Little Pretty Pocket-Book Intended for the Instruction and Amusement of Little Master Tommy and Pretty Miss Polly.

Worcester, Mass: Isaiah Thomas, 1787 [i.e., 1944].

Facsimile of the first Worcester edition issued by F. G. Melcher in celebration of the 200th anniversary of its first publication. Full-page frontispiece and illustrations after woodcuts in the text. 1 vols. 16mo. Crimson polished calf, spine gilt, t.e.g. Fine. Henderson, p. 7; Hamilton 115; Welch 778.2; Rosenbach 120 [“One of the most influential and important books in the history of juvenile literature.”]. Item #242401

Fine facsimile of the first of the children’s books produced by John Newberry, originally published in 1744. The first American edition was printed by Hugh Gaines in 1762, although no copy of that edition is known.

Contains the first mention of Baseball in America (the woodcut captioned such at p. 43).

Price: $250.00 Free Domestic Delivery