Curiosities in the Tower of London. by BOREMAN, Thomas, publisher.

BOREMAN, Thomas, publisher.

Curiosities in the Tower of London. Volume the Second. The Second Edition. London, Thomas Boreman, 1741.

Second Edition. 32mo (56 x 40 mm), frontispiece and pp. [iii]-xviii, [19]-125, [3], including a full-page woodcut illustration of the devil on duty, with a list of subscribers, text block cut close shaving some page numbers, some browning throughout, in late eighteenth, or very early nineteenth, century red morocco, front board lettered in gilt within gilt border in etruscan style, spine ruled and decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, with the early ownership inscription ‘[L]yane Everingham Her Book 1772’.

A charming survival in a very pretty late eighteenth century red morocco binding of the second volume only of Boreman’s guide to the tower of London. This is one of a series of ten miniature volumes produced by Thomas Boreman for the newly emerging children’s book market. Boreman holds an important place in the production of miniature books and was the first publisher to create a catalogue of titles specifically for children, some time before John Newbery.

See Osborne Collection II, p. 799-800; ESTC t118393.

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