Mirror of Literature,  12 (1828), 283.

The Boy's Own Book




Publications reviewed:

Clarke 1828


Education, Gender, Publishing, Illustration

    Describes the book as 'a holiday book, stuck as full of woodcuts as a cake is of currants'. The book 'professes to be a complete encyclop√¶dia of the sports and pastimes of youth' including 'Birds, and other boy fancies' and 'Scientific Recreations'. Its pages, 'like every sheet of the Mirror, are as full as an egg. The vignettes and tail-pieces are the prettiest things we have ever seen, and some are very picturesque'.

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