Malena c.1905 Patent Medicine color booklets Advertising Lot x 11 juvenilesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(America, Advertising, Patent Medicine, Malena Company, Chromo-Lithography, Children's Books distributed as premiums, Rip Van Winkle).
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Lot x 11 Malena Booklets.
Published c. 1905, Warriorsmark, Pennsylvania by Malena Company.
11 different booklets, each c. 16 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Each issued as a premium.
Publisher's chromo-lithographed illustrated paper wrappers, each issue with color lithographed plates. Includes classic story books such as Little Red Riding Hood, Little Bo Peep, Animal stories,, Jack the Giant Killer, Rip Van Winkle, etc.
Lot is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Lot is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper covers gently age worn, slight rubbing, various small age flaws, remains overall clean and attractive as an object.
Text block papers gently toned, signs of handling, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile lot displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Smaller Booklets Measure c. 6 1/4" H x 5" W.
Larger Booklet Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 6 5/8" W.