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Little Chums

This is one of 10 titles published by Thomas Nelson and Sons which had 32 pages of text, verses and line drawings with two double page flat colour drawings printed only on one side of glossy card inserted between numbered pages in the book and priced at 2 shillings and 6 pence. They were designed for very young children.

This title is different from The Little Chums, the title of a collection of material, including drawings by Blampied, published by Thomas Nelson in the USA.

First edition

Bibliography code: NEL-22.4

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons

Series: not named but same as Blam's Book of Fun and Hush-a-bye Baby

Year: [1922]

Format: 8vo

Pages: 31, 1 pp adverts

Binding: printed boards backed with cream cloth; plain rear boards

Size: 285 x 225 mm

Cover: top of signature 'Blam' under word Nelson at base

Dust jacket: possibly issued in one, but not seen

Internal illustrations: line drawings on pages 7, 8, 10, 18, 19, 21, 27, 28 and 29 from Blam's Book of Fun; between pages 8 and 9 a double page flat colour drawing of a farmer feeding a calf from a pail that first appeared in the 1st Nursery Book; pages 11-14 line drawings of the letters of the alphabet from The Jolly ABC; between pages 24 and 25 a double page flat colour drawing of children on a see-saw that first appeared in the 1st Nursery Book.

Source of illustrations: Blam's Book of Fun, The Jolly ABC, The Nursery Book, 1st Year.

Price: probably 2 shillings and 6 pence

Printing history: None

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

Image of cover

Cover of book, not by Blampied (click to enlarge)

Notes: The cover of this book has the same drawing as the first Nursery Book and is described in that entry. The book contains two flat colour drawings that had appeared in the first Nursery Book. They are shown in that entry.