Cobwebs to Catch Flies early juvenile reader 1851 hand colored woodcut bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Children's Books, Juvenile Books, Illustrated Books).
Cobwebs to Catch Flies: Or, Dialogues in Short Sentenced Adapted to Children from the Age of Three to Eight Years.
Published 1851, New York by C.S. Francis.
120 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with stencil hand colored wood cuts. It appears many examples of this book were issued uncolored, with hand color likely being a much more expensive option.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial spine & cover decorations.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, 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" H x 5" W.