[Chapbooks]. Bound volume of thirteen chapbooks for children.
Cameron, Lucy.

London: Houston, [various dates, 1836-184 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 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 ID: 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).

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