Lot 607: Cowper (William). John Gilpin's Journey, W. & T. Darton, June 25 1808, broadside with eight hand-coloured woodcut illustrations, each with four lines of letterpress verse beneath, the central portion filled with a hymn in manuscript by John Dickin, dated 18th December 1819, vertical crease, trimmed and laid down on later board, sheet size 46 x 37cm (18 x 14.5ins) John Dickin was a local hymnwriter of Berrington, near Shrewsbury. Not listed in Russell's bibliography of Cowper or in Osborne. (1)
Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015
Thursday, 11th June 2015
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