Winter-Evening Entertainments


Winter-Evening Entertainments is a collection of stories and riddles illustrated with woodcuts. The collection was compiled by ‘Robert Burton’, the pseudonym of bookseller and writer Nathaniel Crouch, and was first published in 1687. It was extremely successful and went through many different editions. This one is from 1737. 

The title page describes the book as ‘Excellently Accommodated to the Fancies of Old and Young’. In the 17th century there was very little entertaining (as opposed to instructive) literature written specifically for children, so works such as Winter-Evening Entertainments would have been read by children and adults alike.

Full title:
Winter-Evening Entertainments
1737, London
Book / Illustration / Image
Robert Burton [pseudonym] , Nathaniel Crouch
Held by:
British Library

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