A Little pretty pocket-book, : intended for the instruction and amusement of little Master Tommy, and pretty Miss Polly. : With two letters from Jack the Giant-Killer; as also a ball and pincushion; the use of which will infallibly make Tommy a good boy, and Polly a good girl. : To which is added, a little song-book, being a new attempt to teach children the use of the English alphabet, by way of diversion.

Accession number: 
PML 88064
Published: 
Printed at Worcester, Massachusetts. : By Isaiah Thomas, and sold, wholesale and retail, at his bookstore., MDCCLXXXVII. [1787]
Description: 
122, [2] p. : ill. ; 12cm. (8vo)
Credit: 
Gift of Julia P. Wightman; 1991.
Notes: 

First Worcester edition.
Signatures: [A]⁸ B-H⁸ ([A]1 recto, H7, H8 blank).
Frontispiece: "Instruction with delight."
Bookseller's advertisements, p. [123-124].
Only copy reported with its original ball and silk pouch.
Contains one of the earliest descriptions of baseball, with woodcut.

Binding: 
Publisher's printed boards. In blue-green half-morocco case by Julia P. Wightman dated 1977.
Provenance: 
From the collection of Julia P. Wightman.
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