|Title||The lion's masquerade (plate ) |
|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' and birds' balls and feasts, the lion decides to throw a party of his own for all of the animals. The story is written in verse.
Printed on the cover: A Sequel to The Peacock at Home. Written by a Lady.
"At the banquet the guests in amazement were lost." This plate depicts all of the animals in costume and seated around a table covered with food. The elephant is seated next to the lion and the other guests include a monkey, horse, bear, camel, donkey, stag, and greyhound.
|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).
|Subjects (LCSH)||Animals -- Juvenile poetry |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0147 |
|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||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit A10 |