Kriss Kringle's Library Little Rhymes Verse c. 1850 woodcut juvenile chap bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Little Rhyme Book - Kriss Kringle's Library.
Published c. 1850, New York by Cornish, Lamport & Co.
64 pages. Text in English. With many wood engraved images throughout, likely over 100.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers.
Scarce pre 1850 juvenile American chap book.
Book is over 150 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding well age worn, typical signs of handling from young hands, cover edge chipped, spine paper perished exposing gatherings, but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, various typical small spots, stains, etc., still sound and agreeable given the small size, fragile nature, date and intended audience.
Still attractive on the shelf, it displays a pleasing and unique age patina, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this rare little juvenile item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.