Publisher: London: Printed for J. Harris, Successor to E. Newbery, at the Original Juvenile Library; and B. Crosby, 1808.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Sadly trimmed, shaving captions and footnotes; a good copy.
Book ID: 28158
DescriptionSmall 8vo, later decorated wrappers, 16 pages. Frontis and seven plates.
CommentsA humorous tale in rhyme for children about a lobster who moves to the Americas, with factual footnotes on various kinds of fish and marine animals. The illustrations are probably by William Mulready (1786-1863), who at the time of this publication "had become the Juvenile Library's chief (and possibly only) illustrator, claiming later to have executed 307 designs in two years at 7s. 6d. each" - DNB online.