This is one of three annuals published by Thomas Nelson and Sons for children of different ages. The Jolly Book was for oldest age group: it was said by Nelson's that it was
dear to the heart of Boys and Girls from nine to twelve years. The Nursery Book was for the youngest children while The Chummy Book was advertised for children who can just read, so from 4 to 8 years old.
The Jolly Book contained a selection of stories or extracts from stories already published by Thomas Nelson and 16 colour plates, all printed on glossy card on one side only and bound in, each between 8 pages of text printed on rough paper.
Bibliography code: NEL-20.7
Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
Series: The Jolly Book
Binding: printed boards backed with printed cloth
Size: 262 x 203 mm
Cover: not by Blampied
Internal illustrations: Page 5 from the endpapers of The Jolly ABC; pages 197-199 text and colour illustration on
Feeding pigs from At the Farm; pages 251-253 text and colour frontispiece on
Riding a horse from At the Farm.
Price: 5 shillings
Printing history: 11th Year
Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers
Cover of book, NOT by Blampied (click to enlarge)
Notes: This Annual reproduced a little bit of the text and two collur illustrations from At the Farm.