|Title||The peacock "at home" (cover) |
|Author||Dorset, Catherine Ann Turner, 1750?-1817?; 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 1808 edition published by J. Harris (London).
Popular nursery rhyme that was part of the series "Harris's Cabinet."
In response to the insects' ball and feast, the peacock and other birds decide to throw a party of their own. The story is written in verse.
Printed on the cover: A Sequel to The Butterfly's Ball. Written by a Lady.
The cover has an illustration of a peacock.
|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.|
A footnote in The Peacock and Parrot on their Tour to discover the Author of 'The Peacock at Home' (written shortly after The Peacock at Home) states that "Mrs. Dorset was the authoress of The Peacock at Home." Dorset also wrote The Lion's Masquerade and The Three Wishes, or Think before you Speak, another title in the Harris's Cabinet series. She was the sister of Charlotte Smith. (Source: Introduction)
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||CHL0142 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. |
|Physical Description||x, 16 p.  plates: illustrated; 22 x 18 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 A8 |