Little Story Book with Pretty Pictures c. 1840's Babcock woodcut chap bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Little Story Book with Pretty Pictures.
Published c. 1840's, New Haven, Connecticut by Sidney Babcock.
16 pages. Text in English. Nine wood engraved images, most full page.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers. Title page is an image of a paper maker (!).
Scarce pre-1850 juvenile American chap book.
Book is over 170 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, typical signs of handling from young hands, 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 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. 3 3/4" H x 2 1/4" W.