Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story

Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854), Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854), Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854), Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854)

Starts right out in a squawky old parrot voice: "I am tired of saying over and over again the same things, so I think I shall begin and tell the history of my life" Pretty Poll travels from her home in the Spice Islands to a little girl's home in America. A very well written mid Victorian animal story, which sticks consistently to the parrot's point of view and does not moralize or talk down. (I have not been able to find the "editor's" name, despite a well known illustrator and engraver.) Pretty Poll can be found in most major library collections, but doesn't often appear online in this condition. This is probably a very early edition, since the book was published again in 1857 by a different New York publisher. (Also simultaneously in London and by Nelson in 1876). Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

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Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854)
Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854)
Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854)
Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854)
Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story
anon. Edited by the author of Amyotts Home.
/Harrison Weir, illustrator.
New York: Evans and Brittan 697 Broadway, (1854); Edward O. Jenkins, Print and Ster., No. 114 Nassau St. N. Y.; dark green pressed paper boards, gilt stamped titles and blindstamped borders both boards, gilt titles and decoration on spine, ivory endpapers, 4 b/w wood engravings after Weir by Dalziel and A. Mason, 5.2x6.9"; 59 pages.
Juvenile Hardback small
CONDITION: Very Good; Christmas 1857 pencil inscription; straight, tight, extrems a bit bumped espec. one lower corner; edges faded but not rubbed, board gilt bright and spine very clear, white pages with mild foxing on front matter and in margins of some pages: pleasant to read.
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Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854)
Pretty Poll: A Parrot's Own Story./Harrison Weir, ill. Evans and Brittan (1854)
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19484