The Rollo Copy Books

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W. J. Reynolds and Co. as well as Brown, Taggard and Chase published The Rollo Copy Books. These 8″ x 6.75″ pamphlets. There are 12 leafs with lines to practice handwriting.

The covers have illustrations from Rollo’s Tour in London. Two different covers have been seen and are shown below. It is not known whether other covers exist. Both books state that there are six Rollo books in the series. Probably these were published by both firms in the 1856 time frame.

These pamphlets are among the rarest Rollo items.

Cassell & Co. Limited, London

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Cassell and Co. published an abridged form of Jacob Abbott’s Jonas on a Farm in Summer in The Smuggler’s Cave in the 1880’s. This little 6.5″ x 4.25″ volume has one illustration, the frontispiece. It is 95 pages. This title was published as part of the 10 volume Sixpenny Story Books Series

This volume also included a seven page short story Pic-Nic Party and a 16 page story, The Smuggler’s Cave (by Grace Stebbing).

Here is a cover variant: