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    Juliana Horatia [Gatty] Ewing. Group of Seven Books. Includes: Daddy Darwin's Dovecot: A Country Tale [and:] Dandelion Clocks and other Tales [and:] Mary's Meadow and Letter from a Little Garden [and:] Lob Lie-by-the-Fire; or, The Luck of Lingborough [and:] The Peace Egg and A Christmas Mumming Play [and:] Snap-Dragons: A Tale of Christmas Eve and Old Father Christmas [and:] The Story of a Short Life. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge ... New York: E. & J. B. Young & Co., n.d. [1884; 1885; 1886]. Octavo, seven volumes, publisher's pictorial boards. Covers worn at edges, some loss of paper covering on spine panels, but sound, generally good to very good copies, of these fragile Victorian children's books.

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    A collection of eight books illustrated by Randolph Caldecott and Gordon Browne, several of which are first or first separate editions. "Ewing had become one of the Victorian era's leading authors of children's stories before she died in 1885 at the age of 44. Eldest daughter of a Yorkshire clergyman and a mother who wrote for children, she entertained her younger siblings with stories and later edited, with her sister, AUNT JUDY'S MAGAZINE. She traveled widely with her soldier husband, including a stint in Canada that furnished settings for many stories. (See Sutherland, Victorian Fiction, p. 219.)



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