Place Published: London
Publisher: Thomas Dean & Son, Threadneedle Street
Date Published: 
Edition: Later edition
Binding: Hard Cover
SCARCE JUVENILE STORY BOOK WITH 7 COLOUR PLATES IN VERY GOOD CONDITION
Later UK edition. 14.5cm x 11.5cm, (5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches), (4), -62pp., with 7 hand-coloured full-page illustrations, including frontis - no ads. Light fraying to corners and spine extremities and small corner bumps. Slightly faded olive green original cloth binding with gilt stamped titles on front board, and decorative borders in blind; front and rear. Some fading to spine and edges of boards, and minor soiling to rear board. Small bookseller sticker on the front pastedown (L. Merriam, Greenfield). Previous owner's gift inscription the front free endpaper. Inside is very clean. Attractive hand-coloured plates. Illustrations by T.H. Jones after Whatman. Approximate date inferred from Brown, P. London publishers and printers c.1800-1870 and from Osborne (Worldcat). Very Good condition.
"THOMAS DEAN , publisher, Threadneedle Street. In 1847 his son [George] became a partner and traded as Thomas Dean and son in 1847 In 1855 they moved to Ludgate Hill [dating this book after 1847 and before 1855 ] The firm specialized in the toy book trade and was one of the first to use lithography." Osborne p.472
A circa 1845 in the Osborne Collection "first published by Dean and Munday about 1830. The Three Baskets; or How Henry, Richard, and Charles Were Occupied While Papa Was Away. New York, 1842.
NOTE: Interesting to note the 4th edition  is only numbered to 60pp. as the type is set tighter than our copy however it is noted in other descriptions there are numbering inconsistencies (Pagination error: pages 33,34 misnumbered 31,32 and pages 39,40 misnumbered 41,42.). The 7 plates are not in the same sequence and ads included with one of them describing this book... "this Describing how and in what manner Henry, Richard, and Charles were occupied during the absence of their Father. By Mrs. Burden. Square size, with seven coloured engravings, in fancy borders."
Osborne Coll., p. 236
Very Good+. Item #4393