Joke Books Tramps Hobos Americana c. 1910 Lot x 2 color pictorial bookletsBrian DiMambro
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Lot x 2 Joke Bokes.
Published c. 1910, Chicago, Illinois by Max Stein Pub. House.
2 small magazine-like booklets, each c. 32 pages. Text in English. Cover art by J.C. Gossett.
Publisher's pictorial thin cardstock color lithographed wrappers. Line drawings throughout both.
Lot is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Lot is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, lot remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is uniformly age toned as inevitable given the pulp paper stock used, couple page corners bent, small minor chipping, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Lot 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 lot 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.
Books Measure c. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/4" W.