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The Workman Collection

Charles Perrault, Gaffer Black Beard, Peter Puzzlecap

A New History of Blue Beard and Gammer Gutron's Garland of Nursery Songs

1804 - 1820


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The Workman Collection

  • Sold as a set of 2.

Gaffer Black Beard (American).

Charles Perrault (French).

A new history of Blue Beard, written by Gaffer Black Beard [pseud.], for the amusement of Little Lack Beard and his pretty sisters.

Adorned with cuts.

Philadelphia: printed by John Adams, 1804. 


Woodcut frontispiece, woodcut illustrations. 

Bound in original brown wrappers. 

Housed in a custom clamshell case. 

The story of Bluebeard, which belongs to the common stock of folklore, came to England in this form, and thence to America, from the famous French fairy story of Charles Perrault (162 703).

Compiled by Peter Puzzlecap (English).

Gammer Gurton's Garland of Nursery Songs, and Toby Tickle's Collection of Riddles

Glasgow: Lumsden and Son, [c. 1820]. 


Includes 26 wood-engraved illustrations. 

Bound in original blue printed wrappers with two illustrations. 

Housed in a custom clamshell case.


Rosenbach, Early American Children's Books 298.




Childrens, Illustrated

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