The Fishes Grand Gala. A Companion to the "Peacock at Home." Part 1

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Creator

Mrs. [Mary] Cockle

Title

The Fishes Grand Gala. A Companion to the "Peacock at Home." Part 1

Coverage

Philadelphia

Publisher

Benjamin C. Buzby

Date

1809

Description

I delight in collecting 19th-century children’s chapbooks featuring fishes, and this is one of my favourites. The story describes a lavish party attended by many fishes and other sea creatures. The dress, personality, and even occupation (Cod, “a noted physician”) of each attendee is described in humorous detail, but the poor seal is turned away for not being fully aquatic! My copy, though well-loved, retains its original wrappers and is complete.

Source

From the collection of Justin Hanisch