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Reid 4791. A letterpress book with wood engraved illustrations entitled: 'Walks in Kent.'
Lettered on the title-page: "Walks in Kent, containing original, interesting and moral tales, histories and narratives for the instruction and amusement of young persons. By W. Gardiner, Late Master of the Lydney and Aylburton Grammar Schools, Author of the Shepherd Boy of Snowdon Hill, 'Story of Pigou' etc. Embellished with engraving on wood by Branston, from original designs by G. Cruikshank."
With the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Printed in stereotype for D. Mackay, 58 Bartholomew Close W. Blackwood, Edinburgh; and J. Cumming Dublin."
With the following illustrations:
1.Reid 3203. 'Charles Brown'
2.Reid 3204. 'The red man.'
3. Tailpiece of a tower on page 25
4. Reid 3205 'The story of Durer and his dog.'
5. Tailpiece of a bull on page 60
6. Reid 3206. 'John and Steven Carter, or the purse.'
7. Reid 3209. 'The thunderstorm.'
8. Reid 3207. 'The bird with a purple tuft.'
9. Reid 3208. 'William and Charles.'
Letterpress and wood-engraving
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Height: 137 millimetres (approx. page height)
Width: 82 millimetres (approx. page width)
- Curator's comments
- Titles from GW Reid, 'A descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.'
One of six chapbooks by William Gardiner in the Department of Prints and Drawings (184.e.18-184.e.21.) Gardiner's stories were intended for the moral education of children and often engage with themes of nationality and race.The illustration plates are re-used throughout the series of books.
- Not on display
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