Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Monkey's Frolic

Anonymous - The Monkey's Frolic: A Humorous Tale in Verse (1825)

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Children's book where a monkey decides to shave the cat, the latter deciding that's a bad idea and a chase ensues before all is resolved.  It was published by John Harris who was successful with his series of similar illustrated books.  Not much is available about this - even the date is a bit uncertain but 1825 is most common and backed by its being listed as a new book in that year's Curiosities for the Ingenious.