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The Details:

The Entertaining History of Jobson & Nell: Illustrated with Humorous Engravings. Philadelphia: Wm. Charles, 1814. [catalog record]

Helen & Benjamin Tighe Collection of American Children’s Books, the gift of Elisabeth Ball, 1969.

The Story:

The Helen and Benjamin Tighe Collection of American Children’s Books is notable for the rarity of its contents; over fifty items from the collection are only known copies. Jobson and Nell is one example. This volume also contains an advertisement for Country Scenes Illustrated with Emblematical Prints, a William Charles imprint for which no copy has yet been located.

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