The old, old Story, in two Parts: Part I. The Story wanted; Part II. The Story told.

London, William Macintosh, 1871.

16mo, pp. 15, [1 (advertisement)]; printed on blue paper with woodcut ornament to title; slight foxing, light thumbing to title; a good copy in recent wrappers.


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‘545th thousand’ of an abridged Christian catechism in verse, by the missionary Hankey. The advertisements on the final page offer the same work in a halfpenny edition, an edition with musical notation, a German version, and an edition in William Moon’s type for the blind. The work was also published in Italian, Spanish, Welsh, Irish, and Bengali.

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