Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you weep?Because I must sell my books far too cheap.Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you grin?Because an old lady is just coming in.Bookseller, Bookseller, why all this joy?Because she requires a nice book for a boy.Bookseller, Bookseller, why do you cough?Ahem! Well, the discount forgot to come off.Bookseller, Bookseller, why are you gay?Because it's my best of business to-day.Bookseller, Bookseller, why are you mad?Because the half-sovereign I changed her is bad
This rather rare children's book of poetry and lithographic illustrations relating to various kinds of employment - some quite unusual - was first published in Fleet St in London in 1900. Text by JJ Bell. Illustrations by C Robinson.