London: Houston, [various dates, 1836-1842]. Includes the following: The Little Dog Flora, with Her Silver Bell (London: Houlston and Co., 1842) 15 pp, "Twenty-first edition"; The Two Lambs (London: Houlston and Stoneman, 1842), 42 + [4, ads] pp., "Twenty-fourth edition; The History of Little Frank and his Sister (London: Houlston and Son, 1837), 47 pp. "Fifth edition"; Amelia (London: Houlston and Co., n.d.), 47 pp., "Eighth edition"; The Strawberry-Gatherers (London: Houlston and Co., 1838), 15 pp., "Sixteenth edition"; A Visit to an Infants-School (London: Houlston and Co., n.d.), 32 pp., "Third edition"; The Three Flower-Pots (London: Houlston, 1840), 30 pp., "A New edition"; The Bunch of Violets (London: Houlston and Co., n.d.), 15 pp., "Eighth edition"; The Nosegay of Honeysuckles (London: Houlston and Co., 1838), 15 pp. "Twentieth edition"; The Warning Clock (London: Houlston and Co., n.d.), 15 pp., "Fourteenth edition"; The Kind Little Boy (London: Houlston and Son, 1838), 15 pp., "A new edition"; The Mountain of Health (London: Houlston and Son, 1836), 15 pp., "Eighth edition; The Two Virginian Nightingales (London:Houlston and Co., 1837), 45 pp., "Fourth edition." Boards and spine extremities a bit rubbed, but in very good condition. Thirteen volumes, bound together, 3 7/78" x 2 7/8," each illustrated with a frontispiece and wood-engravings in text, all but two with at least one original wrapper, most having both. Contemporary half roan, gilt flat spine. Item #15695
Lucy Lyttleton Cameron, née Butt (1781-1858) was the daughter of Dr. George Butt, county rector and chaplain to George III. Her father had many intellectual and literary friends, including Anna Seward, the "Swan of Lichfield." Her marriage to the Revd Charles Richard Cameron (1781–1865) of Christ Church, Oxford, brought her into the company of Elizabeth Carter, Hannah More, Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, and others. Her sister was the children's writer, Mary Martha Sherwood. The works of both Sherwood and Cameron are notable for their evolution from the standard moral tract that came before. They express a real concern for the individual and his feelings and background, in contrast to earlier works, which put the emphasis on society and the individual's duties within it. "Works such as Mrs Cameron's Margaret Whyte (1799) and her sister's History of Little Henry and his Bearer (1814) both have, according to Margaret Nancy Cutt, a quality of detail and expression that anticipates Victorian fiction for children" (Oxford DNB).