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A little pretty pocket-book : intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly : with two letters from Jack the giant-killer, as also a ball and pincushion, the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl ; to which is added, a little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion
1st Worcester ed
Worcester, Mass. : Isaiah Thomas, 1787
Location Call Number Status
 Closed Juvenile Historic/Ask staff  jGU.Litt5L5 1787    AVAILABLE
May G. Quigley Collection Bookplate
Subject(s) Readers (Primary) -- Juvenile literature
Games -- Juvenile literature
Etiquette for children and teenagers -- Juvenile literature
Children's songs -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description 122 p. : ill. ; 10 cm
Note "'Little pretty pocket book' was the first volume published for children by John Newbery of London. Of that edition, June 1744, no single copy has survived. The first American edition was published by Isaiah Thomas at Worcester, Mass., in 1787. This facsimile from the copy in the New York Public Library is issued by F.G. Melcher on the tenth of June, 1944, on the 200th anniversary of the book's first appearance."--T.p. verso
"Rules for behaviour in children": p. [94]-122
Summary Contains lessons for etiquette for children, with games, songs, and a list of rules for behavior
Series May G. Quigley collection

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