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Stories Before 1850. 0127: Anon., The History of Little Jane

Author: Anon.
Title: The History of Little Jane
Cat. Number: 0127
Date: No date (but c.1845?)
1st Edition:
Pub. Place: Unknown
Publisher: Bishop and Co., 101, Hounsditch, London
Price: Unknown
Pages: 1 vol., 7pp.
Size: 13 x 9 cm
Illustrations: Title-page vignette plus seven further wood-cuts

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Page 002 of item 0127

Introductory essay

This very short booklet admonishes its heroine to look after her pets. She keeps birds, silk-worms, rabbits and a squirrel, but, playing with her doll and rocking-horse, she forgets to clean their cages and provide them with food and water. Her aunt reprimands her and Jane vows never to be so remiss again. The volume closes with a curious, and entirely unapropos song sung by a wandering Bavarian, urging the auditor to buy a broom.

Simply judging by appearances, a date of c.1840 or even 1850 seems most likely for the book.