London: S. and J. Fuller, Temple of Fancy, Rathbone Place, 1811. Stiff wraps. Shury, printer.
16mo (5" X 4"); 15pp; grey stiff wrapper printed in black with a decorative border to front and publisher's ads to rear; string binding; Fanny doll head and seven (7) hand-colored outfits, plus a fancy bonnet and a head-basket of fish; soiling to wrapper at thumb notch, light age-toning to some pages, original Fanny head and Fanny's doll head replaced with a pencil drawn and colored head, small old repair to neck of doll; outfits are complete, bright and clean; publisher's blue slip-case with old heavy repair to exterior and lacking its printing; very good with very good original doll outfits, good replacement Fanny and Fanny's doll heads, fair slipcase. . Very good / fair. Item #1156
The paper doll, Fanny, and her seven (7) outfits represent the seven adventures or misadventures of Little Fanny. Rare to find with the fancy bonnet and the head-basket. Fanny's outfits for each story: No. 1: Fanny dressed in a white frock, and pick sash, with a doll in her arms., No. 2: Fanny dressed in a great coat, muff, and bonnet, ready to go out., No. 3: Fanny in a red cloak, with a hat in her hand, begging her bread., No. 4: Fanny appears an errand girl, with a basket of fish on her head., No 5: Fanny now carries milk and eggs to market, instead of fish, as a neater and cleaner employ. No. 6: Fanny has now a basket of butter under her cloak, and is sent, unknown to herself, to her mother's house. No. 7: Fanny restored to her former station, modestly dressed in a coloured frock, with a book in her hand. Although authorship is not certain, it is attributed to Amelia Troward Girdlestone and Mary Louisa Colville. The publishers, S. and J. Fuller of London, known as a toy novelty firm, produced other small volumes like this one from about 1810 thought 1816.