|Title||Grandmamma Easy's new story about Old Daddy Long-legs (leaves 1-2) |
|Alternate Title||Caption title: The comical courtship and sad fate of Old Daddy Long-legs |
|Publisher||Dean & Company|
|Publisher Location||England -- London |
|Publication Date||ca. 1843-1846 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with hand-colored wood engravings.|
All pages have blank versos.
A nursery rhyme about a rich Daddy Longlegs with an "abundance of gold" who spends his days courting the ladies. After meeting what he thinks is his true love, Miss Butterfly, he vows "to be her's, 'pon his honor". Unfortunately the marriage is interrupted by a fat swallow as "cuel as Nero" who carries the spider off to his fate. The butterfly who is offended by Daddy Longlegs departing without saying good-bye, is determined to marry old Gaffer Grasshopper to banish her sorrow. In the end, the spider returns having survived his ordeal minus some appendages and taunts Miss Butterfly with: "Oh! Jenny, my honey, I'd give you all my money could I but have call'd you my wife; but, henceforth, we sever, for ever and ever, so she's your's, neighbor Gaffer, for life."
Part of the Grandmamma Easy's Pictorial Books series.
Leaf 1 depicts a kite attacking the swallow that caught the daddy longlegs. Around them is a wreath of flowers and insects.
Printed at the top and bottom of leaf 1: The Comical Courtship and Sad Fate of Old Daddy Long-Legs.
Leaf 2 depicts Daddy Longlegs tipping his hat to a group of butterflies.
|Contextual Notes||Thomas Dean's publishing company was located at Threadneedle Street from c. 1800-1855 and he published under the name Dean & Company from 1843-1846. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Insects -- Juvenile poetry |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0202 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. |
|Physical Description||8 leaves: illustrated; 25 x 17 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 checklist A25 |