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The diverting history of John Gilpin

Cowper, William, author,about1878
Caldecott, Randolph, illustrator,
Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd. - London and New York, publisher, about1878

A children's book illustrated by Randolph Caldecott based on William Cowper's comic ballad about a draper on a runaway horse. 'The diverting history of John Gilpin' was first published in 1878 and is one of sixteen children's books by Caledcott that were released for sale at Christmas between 1878 and 1886. This book is part of the reference collection of the graphic designer Charles Hasler.

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Hardback book, containing mostly colour prints (mounted).

height: 220mm

publication - The diverting history of John Gilpin