Title Dame Crump and Her Pigs: Their Deeds and Misdeeds
Binding Blindstamped, gilt stamped cloth
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher London Dean & Son
Seller ID 006518
Scarce, with no copied located on OCLC First Search. (Copies found of the component tales, but each of these, too, are in very few institutions.) N.d., circa 1860. 4to. 26 by 18 cm. , 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 pp. or 42 pages of content (printing on only one side of each leaf), with a hand-colored illustration on each page, including the frontis plate, the title, and on many pages, the greater portion of the page. The book is essentially an anthology of five porcine stories, all but the last told in verse. The poems are "Little Dame Crump", "The Little Pig's Ramble from Home", "The Naughty Little Pig", "Little Pig's Tale", and "The Three Tiny Pigs". Condition: two tiny spots in which surface cloth of binding rubbed bare. A few light soil spots on the cover besides. Very occasional light foxing within, and a faint finger smudges in margins. Illustrations are very bright and vibrant.