The Complete and Wonderful History of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren: collected together in One Volume, for the Young; containing - The Sick Robin Redbreast and his kind Nurse Jenny Wren, His Courtship and Marriage with Jenny Wren, His Doleful Death and Burial, The Trial of the Sparrow for Shooting Cock Robin, and Cock Robin Alive and Well Again - Circa 1845 to 1853 - Dean & Son, London A rare collection of five Robin tales, originally published separately, and here gathered under one title page. Each story is eight pages long and with hand coloured illustrations throughout. Housed in the original publishers gilt and blind embossed crimson boards.

It was on a merry time, when Jenny Wren was young,
So neatly as she danced, and so sweetly as she sung,
Robin Redbreast lost his heart, he was a gallant bird;
He doff’d his hat to Jenny, and thus to her he said:
“My dearest Jenny Wren, if you will but be mine,
You shall dine on cherry-pie, and drink nice currant-wine.
“I’ll dress you like a Goldfinch, or like a Peacock gay;
So if you’ll have me, Jenny, let us appoint the day.”
Jenny blushed behind her fan, and thus declared her mind,
“Then let it be to-morrow, Bob; I take your offer kind’
  The stories are:- The Sick Robin Redbreast and his kind Nurse Jenny Wren; Courtship and Marriage of Cock Robin and Jenny Wren; Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin; The Trial of the Sparrow for Shooting Cock Robin; and Cock Robin Alive and Well Again.

Dean & Son, were located at 11 Ludgate Hill from 1845 to 1853. Thomas Dean Jr. officially took over the firm Dean & Munday in 1843 and re-named it Thomas Dean & Co. Then in 1847 he again re-named it, this time to Thomas Dean & Son (while his publishers imprints stated Thomas Dean & Son, the cover of his books at the time often stated simply “Dean & Son.” - Movable Book Society - May 2013 newsletter.

pp. [3] 8 8 8 8 8 (pages 2 mis-numbered as 3). The five sets of stories consist of 8 coloured pages with verso blank. With new end-papers, strengthening to inner-hinges, and two or three small tears with archival repairs to verso.
  Condition: A very good copy, several closed tears to edges, with archival repair to verso, hinges reinforced to match, rubbing and light soiling to boards, some finger marks to pages, bright and sharp colours to illustrations.   Ref: 105344   Price: HK$ 3,500