Sunday, 22 March 2015

LITTLE PINK PETTICOAT. MILFORD, FROWDE, HODDER, STOUGHTON, MINIATURE ANTIQUE CHILDREN'S BOOK LISTS

First of all I'd like to thank a lovely lady for gifting me a copy of
Little Pink Petticoat.

This charming book is illustrated by Lilian Amy Govey
and published by Humphrey Milford.

You are very kind and the book is very much appreciated.



This Little Pink Petticoat, printed between 1913-1936.

These miniature books measure
2 1/4 by 2 1/2 inches.


Little Pink Petticoat is one in a series of books that are known as the Pocketful of Rye Series, however this series is not mentioned in the books at all, I can't find where the name originated from - I'm wondering if the Pocketful of Rye Series could be the reprinting of the original books that Hodder and Stoughton printed by themselves in New York or the very similar books with the slip covers that I've also listed below.


This is what I've found so far, and this post will be updated as I come across more information. I'll pin it to the top of the blog page once I post my
next blog piece.



The only illustrations inside the book
are these two.

Printing dates of these books:

First printed by Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton, no date in books, however using the same information as I have with the Stick Books, the dates will be somewhere between 1906 and 1913.

Reprinted by Humphrey Milford, Hodder and Stoughton, no date in books,
however using the same information as I have with the Stick Books and inscription dates I've seen in these books the dates
will be somewhere between 1913 and 1923ish, any of these dates
could change as I come across further information.

Reprinted again by Humphrey Milford - I haven't worked
out the dates yet, stay tuned for updates as I'm trying to
find when Hodder and Stoughton parted company with
Humphrey Milford (Oxford Press) to provide a starting
date of when books mostly likely would have been published.

Reprinted by Hodder and Stoughton, New York - I haven't worked
out the dates yet, stay tuned for updates.

Gift Cards

Just something cute I've seen with a couple of the books mentioned in my lists
below, they came with a little gift card in the same type of format as the ink drawing inside the front cover, how lovely that they've survived.



Little Pink Petticoat
Inside of book.

A rhyming story.

There are some titles that have been assumed - belong to the same series of books as Little Pink Petticoat. They can be mistaken as belonging to the same series, however there are some differences:


















See above books: Book on the left, false front spine, book on the right, no false front spine. Book on the left 31/32 pages depending on how you count them, book on the right, at least 60 pages, book on the left printed without a slip case, book on the right, printed with slip case.
Books do not belong to the same series as originally believed and I've split them up below.


LIST ONE:
Books that have the same paste down picture on front cover with the false spine as seen above, 31/32 pages, printed with no slip case.

LITTLE PINK PETTICOAT 31/32 Pages
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton
Reprinted Humphrey Milford
Illustrated by Lilian Amy Govey

THE UGLY PRINCESS 31/32 Pages
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton

SCRAPPETY-HOP AND PEARLY-TOP  31/32 Pages
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton
Reprinted Humphrey Milford 

PUSS IN THE PALACE 31/32 Pages  
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton
Reprinted Humphrey Milford

HAZEL AND WILLOW 31/32 Pages
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton
Reprinted Humphrey Milford 
Illustrated by Lilian Amy Govey

THE LITTLE OLD WOMAN OF X 31/32 Pages  (Possibly 1918)
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton

HIDE AWAY HOUSE 31/32 Pages
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton
Reprinted Humphrey Milford 

THE HAPPY FLOWER 31/32 Pages
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton

THE GOLDEN DOOR 31/32 Pages
Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton


LIST TWO:
Paste down picture front cover does not have false spine on the left of it and were printed with slip covers, at least 60 pages, see picture above. 

THE DOLL IN DIMITY  63 Pages
With slip case, Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton
With slip case, reprinted Humphrey Milford 

SPICK AND SPAN  64 Pages
With slip case, Henry Frowed, Hodder and Stoughton   
With slip case, reprinted, Humphrey Milford 

BETTY BLUE 61 Pages
With slip case, Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton
With slip case, Reprinted Humphrey Milford 
Illustrated slip case by Rosa C Petherick

BILLY QUACK 67 Pages
With slip case, Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton 
With slip case, reprinted Humphrey Milford 

ROBIN CRUSOE 64 Pages
With slip case, Humphrey Milford

THE BROWNIES BALL 64 Pages
With slip case, Henry Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton.
**Book also translated into German**
With slip case, Reprinted Humphrey Milford 


LIST THREE:
Titles I've seen published just by Hodder and Stoughton in New York, exact same front cover layout as Little Pink Petticoat and others with the false spine on left of paste down front picture.

THE UGLY PRINCESS  31/32 Pages
Reprinted Hodder and Stoughton, New York

THE LITTLE OLD WOMAN OF X 31/32 Pages
Reprinted Hodder, Stoughton New York

HIDE AWAY HOUSE  31/32 Pages
Reprinted Hodder and Stoughton New York

Scrappety-Hop and Pearly-Top 31/32 Pages
Reprinted Hodder and Stoughton New York


LITTLE PINK PETTICOAT 31/32 Pages
Reprinted Hodder and Stoughton New York
Illustrated by Lilian Amy Govey




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