For June 1831

June 1, 2010

I like this sprightly little hand-colored illustration from the second edition of Infantine Ditties (Providence:  Cory, Marshall and Hammond, 1831; originally 1830).  It’s a tiny chapbook of poems by Elizabeth C. Jones, who will not be remembered for her poetic gifts.

The illustrations are the best part of the book, which has some of the best hand coloring I’ve seen in an early children’s book.

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