Title: Jhikmike Boi [The Glittering Book]
Author: Gnanendranath Halder
Publisher: G.N. Halder, 63, College Street, Calcutta.
Printer: Printed by A.B. Doss at the Ivy Press, 151/1 Baytackhana Road, Calcutta
Date & edition: 1908
Price: 8 annas
About the book:
An amusing volume for little children, consisting of short prose pieces and easy verses on varied light-hearted and child-centric subjects such as, “Mayer Ador” [Mother’s Love], “Amar Meni” [My Cat], “Olosh Balika” [The Lazy Girl], “Thakurmayer Chhora” [Grandmother’s Rhyme] and “Khelar Ghora” [The Hobby-Horse].
The book, printed entirely in red, uses decorative borders and designs as well as block illustrations. Most of the blocks are of a foreign-make.
An advertisement of Tuktuke Boi appears on the title page verso.
Genre: Book of prose and verse
Source: Chaitanya Library, Calcutta.
Shelfmark: Sa 357
1. Title page
2. Page 1
3. Illustration for “Khelar Ghora”