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The Cowslip (Cautionary Stories in Verse)

Product Code: THEV3PY884


An absolutely charming little volume dating from 1811, the year of publication of Jane Austin's Sense and Sensibility.

Each verse is illustrated with a woodcut, and these alone are quite delightful, with period detail and an elegance of line that make them a really special part of the book. The Empire line dresses, writing slopes and bonnets are straight from the pages of one of Austin's novels!

"Who was it that I lately heard,
Repeating an improper word?
I do not like to tell his name,
Because he is so much to blame …

… And when at night you go to bed,
The third commandment shall be read;
For there we find how very wrong
It is to have a faulty tongue."

A real treasure, with even the original block-printed cover faithfully reproduced.

68pp, softback facsimile of a book first published 1811, beautifully illustrated throughout.



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