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The toy shop
Title : The toy shop The toy shop
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Creator : Johnson, R. (Richard), 1733? -1793
Source : The toy-shop; or, Sentimental preceptor containing some choice trifles for the instruction and amusement of every little miss and master .
Place Of Creation : Swaffham, England
Publisher : printed by and for F. Skill
Date of creation : 1830
Additional Creator : Barker, E. H. (Edmund Henry), 1788-1839
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Originally published in 1787 by E Newbery this book is about two children who are taught moral lessons by both their mother, Lady Meanwell, and the shopkeeper by means of the toys purchased from his toy shop. As in Wonders of a toy shop the illustrations provide glimpses of the many types of toys available to children of wealthier parents in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It also provides glimpses of the children's home and the environment in which they played with their toys.

This copy is inscribed to 'Margaret --- with Aunt Harry's kind love ...'.

Further reading :

Burton, Anthony. Children's pleasures: books, toys and games from the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, London: V & A Publications, 1996

Carpenter, Humphrey. The Oxford companion to children's literature, Oxford [Oxfordshire]; New York: Oxford University Press, 1984 see: Johnson, Richard

Opie, Iona. The treasures of childhood: books, toys and games from the Opie collection, London: Pavilion, 1989

Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books The Osborne Collection of early children's books, 1566-1910: a catalogue prepared at Boys and Girls House by Judith St. John; with an introd. by Edgar Osborne Toronto: Toronto Public Library, 1975, p. 901

Vries, Leonard de. A treasury of illustrated children's books: early nineteenth-century classics from the Osborne collection, New York: Abbeville Press, c1989

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