London: C. and J. Rivington... 1828. First edition. Folding timetable before the first leaf of text. Musical notation in text. Front joint cracked, with front wrapper and first two gatherings hanging by threads. Ink inscription on title-page: "Charlotte Eliza Barrett. Worthing. Octr. 1828." Buff colored printed wrappers, worn and chipped at edges. Octavo, in fours. ix, , 104 pp. Item #15574
Thomas Bilby (1794-1872) was apparently a schoolmaster and the author of many educational books for children (Young Folks' Illustrated Book of Birds; The Book of Animals; The Infant Teacher's Assistant; etc.). This book went through a second edition in 1828 and a third in 1836, and other reprints followed. The first, however, is rare. OCLC notes copies at the British Library, National Library of Scotland, the Newberry Library and Princeton only.