Asia Middle East Pictorial Gallery 1852 NH Merrill juvenile ethnography MeccaBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Merrill's Pictorial Galley: Panorama of the East.
Published 1852, Concord, New Hampshire by Rufus Merrill.
24 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Wood engraved images on most pages.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, once string tied, string now gone, all pages loose.
Scarce juvenile American wood engraved chap book. Includes images relating to Islam and pilgrims going to Mecca.
Book is over 150 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, typical signs of handling from young hands, but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, various typical small spots, stains, etc., still sound and agreeable given the small size, fragile nature, date and intended audience.
Still attractive on the shelf, it displays a pleasing and unique age patina, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this rare little item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W.