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HOFLAND, Barbara (1770--1844)
La fete de la rose: or, the dramatic flowers. A holiday present, for young people. Third edition. By Mrs. B. Hoole.
Knaresbrough printed by Hargrove and Sons, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; sold by Talbot and Co., London; Hargrove and Sons, Knaresbrough and Harrogate; Wilson and Son, and Todd and Sons, York; and all other booksellers, 1810.
24 p., wd-engr. frontis. pl. (col.) ; 13.5 x 13.2 cm. (12º)

Mrs B. Hoole was Barbara Hofland's name by her first husband. First published 'Sheffield: printed by J. Montgomery, Iris Office, for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1809'. See D. Butts, Mistress of our tears, 1992, no. 2, p. 56. Issued in publisher's printed wrappers, the upper reading '1810. La Fete de la Rose: Or, The Dramatic Flowers. Price One Shilling.' and the lower 'A Holiday Present, For Young People.', illustrated with small wood-engravings.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Bound second, retaining the printed grey paper wrappers, with two other items of juvenile literature (q.v.; q.v.).
Copies 5--6: With the frontispiece uncoloured.
Copy 7: Imperfect; wanting the frontispiece.

Binding Copy 1: Later C19th grey paper casing, ink-lettered brown paper spine giving the titles of the three items.
Copy 2: Publisher's printed grey wrappers.
Copies 3-4: Publisher's printed blue wrappers.
Copy 5: Publisher's printed yellow wrappers.
Copies 6-7: Publisher's printed rose wrappers.

Reference Number 4691


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