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Dominic Winter Auctioneers

Children's & Illustrated Books

20 July 2017

Manuscript paper doll book.

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Lot 566

Estimate: £300 - £500

The History of Little Fanny exemplified in a series of figures, A new Edition, circa 1860s,
14pp. manuscript, including title-page, paper watermarked 1856, with seven cut-out watercolour paper doll figures loosely inserted (no interchangeable head present), front free endpaper with ownership name of J.M. Hobart on verso, front pastedown with paper pocket for figures composed of three flaps decorated with pen & ink border, original card wrappers, with red border to covers, upper cover decorated in watercolour with calligraphic title within floral border, toned, dust-soiled, and a little rubbed, 13.5 x 10.5cm (5.25 x 4ins)
'The History of Little Fanny' was first published by S. & J. Fuller in 1810. This manuscript copy is charmingly executed, with all seven figures present. An accompanying later manuscript note states: 'Hobart family stayed at Hythe were [sic] this book came from. (Note) Edward VII was a personal friend of the Hobart family.'
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