The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes. otherwise called, Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes. With the means by which she acquired her learning and wisdom, and in consequence thereof her estate.

The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes. otherwise called, Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes. With the means by which she acquired her learning and wisdom, and in consequence thereof her estate.

The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes. otherwise called, Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes. With the means by which she acquired her learning and wisdom, and in consequence thereof her estate.

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London: L. G. Challenger, 1966. 156 pp plus 4 pages of advertisements. Approximately 1 3/8 x 1 3/4". Burgundy morocco with gilt lettering and decorations on spine and gilt coat of arms and initials on covers, yellow pages, woodcuts throughout, frontispiece (mysteriously located on page 46), gift inscription on front free endpaper, miniature bookplate on front free endpaper of Grace Broecker (a major collector of miniature books), miniature bookplate on front paste-down of Robert E. Massmann (publisher of books at REM Miniatures), in fine condition.

The date on the spine of 1766 is close to the original date of publication of this story (1765), published by John Newbery. This is a modern, miniature facsimile. Woodcuts are by Michael Angelo. This story is about a poor girl named Margery Meanwell who only has one shoe. She gets another shoe from a rich merchant and then becomes "goody two-shoes", a phrase which now means someone who is virtuous in a coy, smug or sentimental manner. A re-telling of the Cinderella story.

Publisher
L. G. Challenger
Binding
Hardcover
Tags
Miniature