Bowles (Rev. W.L.)
Title: The Little Villager's Verse Book; Consisting of Short Verses for Children to Learn By Heart .... A New Edition with Additions.
Seller ID: 54789
London: Published by the Proprietor, 14, Dalston Rise, 1837. New Edition. Original limp green cloth, front cover designed and lettered in gilt. Engraved frontispiece. Yellow coated end papers. 36pp. plus two leaves of ads at rear. Ex-lib marks from the Malvern Public Library include some pen marks and oval rubber stamps throughout the book. Front hinge loose, some old stains to frontispiece, light edge wear, small sticker on front cover, generally a very good copy. Frontispiece engraved by Posselwhite, after an original by Sir Joshua Reynolds. First published in 1806, according to an entry in WorldCat; NCBEL, however, says: "under various titles, perhaps as early as 1815". Apparently Bowles' verses "delighted and inspired" Samuel Taylor Coleridge.