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WYATT, Catherine
"Every dog has his day;" or, the history of a fly, a bee, and a grub; being a story to amuse children of all ages. By Catherine Christian.
London: printed for the author, by T. Wood; and sold by all booksellers in town and country, 1820.
29, [1] p., [5] wd-engr. pl. ; 10.0 x 16.0 cm. (12º)

'Catherine Christian' = Mrs B. Wyatt. Issued in publisher's printed cerise paper wrappers, the upper reading as title-page.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on the title-page Mrs B. Wyatt and From the Authoress Decr . 1820. A few authorial corrections inscribed in ink passim. Accompanied by two folded ALs in ink. (1) I have read your little / book my dear Sir. - it would / be charitable in you to / withdraw the real name / from the title page. But pray read it yourself. as / it will not take up much / of your valuable time. / Yours most truly / MC Tyndale / Tuesday. Margaret Catherine Tyndale and her husband George were Soane's tenants successively at 13 and 12 Lincoln's Inn Fields. (2) Begins 22 Foley Place / Monday Nov: 4th / 1820 / My Dear Sir / Will you allow me the pleasure / of sending you a Vol: of a Child's / Book. which I published lately / under the name of "Catherine / Christian". - There are so many / Errors of the Press (3 or 4) and the / Prints are so bad, as also the / form of the Book, that I shall / reprint it, - & will then send / you somesome better worth your / acceptance to give to your young // friends. - I shall be most / happy to see you whenever / you may be idle enough / to call on me - and if you / love music, perhaps you / will come to some small / musical Parties I have in / the Winter Season ... It goes on to refer to Soane's patronage of Mr Francis Wilkin, a painter of portraits, and concludes Excuse this / long letter, & believe me // to be, with great respects / yours most sincerely / Christian - Catherine - Wyatt. Bound third, retaining the printed wrappers, with two other items of juvenile literature (q.v.; q.v.).

Binding Later C19th grey paper casing, ink-lettered brown paper spine giving the titles of the three items.

Reference Number 4692


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