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The Jolly Book (11th Year)

Edited by Edwin Chisholm

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.

First edition

Bibliography code: NEL-20.7

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons

Series: The Jolly Book

Year: 1920

Format: 8vo

Pages: 288

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.

Source of illustration: The Jolly ABC, At the Farm.

Price: 5 shillings

Printing history: 11th Year

Printed by: Printed in Great Britain at the Press of the Publishers

Image of dust jacket

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.