An Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog. Sung by Master Bill Primrose. [Bound with:] The Three Jovial Huntsmen. [And:] The Babes in the Wood. [And;] The Diverting History of John Gilpin.

  • Caldecott, Randolph
  • London: George Routledge and Sons 1879


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FIRST EDITIONS, 4 vols., bound as 1, 4to, pp. 30, [2], 30, [2], 30, [2]. 31, [1]. Full-page colour illustrations included within pagination. Each booklet bound as issued with illustrated self-wrappers. Modern brown textured cloth, front board lettered direct in gilt, edges sprinkled red. A little soiled, some edge tears sometime repaired with tape, small section of one wrapper torn away.


The first printings of four of Caldecott's popular 'Picture Books', which were much-reprinted into the 20th century. The first one here illustrates a poem by Oliver Goldsmith.

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