Juvenile chap book Toy Book c.1840's Babcock Token of Love w/ woodcuts moralBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(chap books, juveniles, woodcut illustrated books of 19th century).
The Little Forget-Me-Not, A Token of Love, author.
Published date, New Haven, S. Babcock.
pp. 24, woodcuts throughout, several full page.
Pictorial blue paper wraps.
One of the stories involves a young lad who sails for New South Wales Australia.
Binding has early owner amateur spine thread repairs as often seen on juvenile chap books of this era. Covers soiled and edge chipped, light scattered soiling.
Booklet 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. 5 3/4"H x 3 3/4"W.