- Item content: English
- "First edition, later issue with additional material"--Edison, pages 6-8.
Publisher's ads,  pages at end.
Boreman is the probable author of the complete Gigantick histories series, cf. Percy Muir, English children's books, page 60.
Signatures: A-H⁸ [$4 (-A,A2,B2,B3,B4,E3,E4,G3 ; A4 signed B4)]
With list of subscribers at front.
"Copy appears to be an unrecorded later issue of the first edition. Gatherings A-D are as present in the consulted copies of the first edition, and gatherings F-H do not appear to carry any differences in text or setting from the second edition. No other copy containing the text and setting of gathering E appears to be recorded. Gathering E here appears to be in a later textual state than the first edition copies held in the Bodleian and Lilly Libraries and despite similarities in the setting of text, this gathering does not appear to have been supplied from a second edition. There is text present in this issue that is not present in any other copies seen of either the first or second edition. This text, on page 65, comprises part of the description of the Porcupine: 'Notwithstanding this animal is very uncommon, and so well armed for its defense, 'tis easily made tame, and tractable to those who give it food: it seems of the same genus as our English hedgehog.'"--Edison, More about Boreman.
More on Boreman / by Julian I Edison. In Miniature book news, 107 (2000 December) : 6-8.
Stone. W.M. The Gigantick histories of Thomas Boreman, III-IV.
Printed Books, Drawings, & Manuscripts. Sotheby's London, November 16 and 17, 2000, lot 117, page 36.
Bound in original Dutch floral paper-covered boards, spine perished. Housed in custom clamshell with maroon leather spine.
- 4 unnumbered pages, v-xxiv, 1 unnumbered page, 26-124 pages, 4 unnumbered pages : woodcut illustrations ; 59 mm (64mo).
- wood; woodcut making; 64mo
- Z232.B69 C87 1741