The history of little King Pippin : with an account of the melancholy death of four naughty boys, who were devoured by wild beasts : and the wonderful delivery of Master Harry Harmless, by a little white horse (pp. 22-23)

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Title

The history of little King Pippin : with an account of the melancholy death of four naughty boys, who were devoured by wild beasts : and the wonderful delivery of Master Harry Harmless, by a little white horse (pp. 22-23)

Subject

Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
Chapbooks, English -- Specimens

Description

Chapbook illustrated with uncolored woodcuts, some of which were attributed to Thomas Bewick . Special Collections copy is in publisher's printed pictorial blue wrappers. Part of the Twelve Chapbooks series . This story tells the story of Peter Pippen, who lives a good life and is crowned King of the Good boys (who include Billy Meanwell, Sammy Sober, and Tommy Telltruth), and the ill behavior of several other boys (named amongst them are George Graceless and Neddy Neverpray), which leads to them being eaten by lions. Harry Harmless, who prays regularly, is spared from the lions wrath . There is no illustration on page 22. The illustration on page 23 shows Pippen swimming.

Sources vary on dating; probable date range of 1807-1840 for Houlston publications given in Osborne Coll. (p. 479), which also notes that imprints with "65 Paternoster Row, London" began appearing in 1828; Meriton & Dumonet give 1820-1839. Thomas Bewick, the artist-engraver of Newcastle, had a genius for working in miniature. His vignettes were well suited to the small books for children. Bewick was an engraver on metal (an intaglio process) but is now best remembered for his engraving on wood (a relief process). He was born in 1753, He apprenticed with the engraver Ralph Beilby and later became his partner. His younger brother, John (1760-1795), also became an engraver, doing much work for John Newbery.

31 pages : illustrations ; 11 cm

Creator

Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828

Source

University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections

Publisher

F. Houlston and Son
England--Wellington

Date

182-?

Contributor

Rose Frazier

Rights

For information on permissions for use and reproductions please visit UW Libraries Special Collections Use Permissions page:
http://www.lib.washington.edu/specialcollections/services/permission-for-use

Format

Scanned from original book at 200-400 dpi in JPEG format using a PlusTek OpticPro A320, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2017.

Language

English

Type

Relief prints--woodcuts
Chapbook, image, text
Stillimage, text

Identifier

Children's Historical Literature Collection BJ 1597 H57 1820z
Date Added
May 10, 2017
Citation
Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828, “The history of little King Pippin : with an account of the melancholy death of four naughty boys, who were devoured by wild beasts : and the wonderful delivery of Master Harry Harmless, by a little white horse (pp. 22-23),” Children Will Listen, accessed July 4, 2022, https://viclit.omeka.net/items/show/2044.