The Life of Jack Sprat, His Wife, and His Cat. Chapbook, Provincial Printing.

The Life of Jack Sprat, His Wife, and His Cat.

York: J. Kendrew, [1820]. A charming 48mo chapbook. In its 16 pages, it was able to fit 16 woodcuts. Kendrew, despite being a provincial printer in York was one of the most prominent printers of nineteenth century children’s chapbooks until his death in 1841. This instant book was from his series of twenty-four 16-page halfpenny chapbooks. Atkinson, Street Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century, pgs. 218-19.

Uncommon in commerce as other copies appear bound as sammelbands with other chapbooks. Davis, Kendrew of York 40; Opie N 799.
Very good in stitched paper wraps with light soiling to covers. Item #5

Price: $125.00