Title: Hasimukh: (2) [The Happy Face (2)]
Author: Gnanendranath Halder
Publisher: Gnanendranath Haldar, 63, College Street, Calcutta.
Printer: Printed at the Kuntaline Press, 61 & 62 Bowbazar Street by Purnachandra Das
Date & edition: January 1908, 2nd edition
Price: 4 annas
About the book:
A book of easy prose and verse. Its subjects range from the playful and entertaining (like the poems on the toddler learning to take his first steps or on the child’s pet mallard) to those having a cautionary and a didactic message (for instance, the chapters on the boy who always lied or the one illustrating a child’s devotion to his father).
Attractively designed with decorative borders and texts in large prints, the wood-cut illustrations show that the volume used a combination of foreign and indigenous blocks.
Genre: Book of prose and verse
Source: Chaitanya Library, Kolkata.
Shelfmark: Shi 241
1. Title page
2. Page 1
3. Page 16