Child's Picture Verse Book 1844 Mary Howitt & Otto Speckter German Fables DemonBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Child's Picture and Verse Book: Commonly Called Otto Speckter's Fable Book, with the original German and French, translated into English by Mary Howitt.
Published 1844, London, by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans.
201 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with many 1/2 page wood engravings.
Note the great gilt stamped demon dragon on the front cover! Scarce book.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial cover & spine decorations, embossed cover designs, all edges gilt
Binding is worn, spine cloth splitting along rear joint, chipped at spine ends,.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W.