|Title||The elephant's ball and grand fête champêtre (cover) |
|Author||W.B.; Welsh, Charles, 1850-1914 (introduction) |
|Publisher||Griffith & Farran|
|Publisher Location||England -- London |
|Publication Date||1883 |
|Printer||Field & Tuer (London)|
|Illustrator||Mulready, William, 1786-1863|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored wood engravings.|
All pages have blank versos.
Facsimile reprint of the 1807 edition published by J. Harris (London).
Popular nursery rhyme that was part of the series "Harris's Cabinet."
Printed on the cover: Intended as a companion to those much admired pieces, The Butterfly's Ball, and The Peacock "At Home."
In response to the insects' and birds' balls and feasts, the elephant decides to throw a party of his own. The story is written in verse.
The cover has an illustration of an elephant with his trunk in the air.
|Contextual Notes||John Harris was the successor of E. Newbery. In 1807, he began publishing the very popular Harris's Cabinet series of which the most popular titles were The Butterfly's Ball, The Peacock at Home, The Elephant's Ball, and The Lion's Masquerade. In 1883, Harris' successors, Griffith and Farran, reprinted these four titles using facsimile reproductions of the text and illustrations from the Flaxman collection.|
William Mulready was an Irish genre painter living in London who is best known for his romanticizing depictions of rural scenes (Source: Wikipedia).
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0136 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. |
|Physical Description||x, 16 p.,  plates: illustrated; 21.5 x 17.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit A9 |