Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale
Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth 1821 Mrs. Rowson children's book moral tale
$ 125.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Children's Books).

Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth, by Mrs. Rowson.
Published 1821, Hartford, Connecticut by Silas Andrus.
138 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontis.

Period 1/4 leather book, paper covered wooden boards, smooth spine. Retains rear blank fly leaf, book opens to blank verso of frontis.

Fascinating early American hand-made book binding which used actual wood from a native tree for the covers. Wood now well age dried and chipped as is typical with similarly bound juvenile books of this era and earlier.

Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.

Binding heavily age worn, spine leather completely dried and chipped, various signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall sound, square and attractive as an early 19th century hand made object.

Paper is well age toned with scattered foxing, frontis browned, internally still tight, square and sound.

Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail showing how this scarce American imprint 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. 6" H x 3 3/4" W.

[B4352].