Circus Clown Merchant's Gargling Oil Songster 1888 patent medicine promo bookletBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Merchant's Gargling Oil Songster.
Published 1888, New York by Merchant's Gargling Oil Co.
32 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout.
Publisher's color lithographed pictorial paper wrappers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, light old staining and surface dustiness/ soiling, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is uniformly heavily/ well toned due to newsprint stock used, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4" W.