Ackermann's juvenile forget me not; a Christmas, New Year's and birth-day present, for youth of both sexes

London: Ackermann & Co., [1830]. 16mo, pp. x, 278 (275-278 are ads); engraved title-p., frontispiece and presentation plate, plus 7 other engraved plates; original pictorial beige paper-covered boards, preserving the original cardboard sleeve with printed pink paper labels matching the illustrations on the front and back cover of the book; front hinge cracked, sleeve with some soiling and cracking but overall a very good copy of a fragile book, completely unsullied. Includes contributions by Mary Howitt, James Montgomery, and W. H. Harrison, among others. Ackermann's The Forget Me Not for 1823 was the first such annual published in England. "Mr. Ackermann was the father and originator in England of those elegant bijouteries of the festive season, the Annuals, which was a spirited attempt to rival the numerous publications issued in France and Germany. It is well known that his successful attempt to furnish in the Forget Me Not, a worthy offering to an object of kindness and affection, has generated in this country a new class of elegant works" (Timperley, Dictionary of Printers and Printing, 1839). Faxon, Literary Annuals and Gift Books, 1023: "This series [i.e. Ackermann's Juvenile Forget Me Not] is entirely distinct, and a rival and imitator of the Juvenile Forget Me Not" as edited by Mrs. S. C. Hall. Of Ackerman's publication, only three were issued, 1830-32. Item #29000

Price: $450.00

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