Mamma's Lessons for Little Boys & Girls 1841 ABC one syllable juvenile chap bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Mamma's Lessons for Her Little Boys and Girls. Chiefly in Words of One Syllable. Embellished with cuts.
Published 1841, Providence, Rhode Island by J.S. Hammond.
22  pages. Text in English. Ten wood engraved images.
Rare juvenile chapbook, apparently preceded by an equally scarce 1839 Providence imprint by G.P. Daniels.
Lacking paper covers, text block complete including frontis with two woodcuts.
Scarce pre 1850 juvenile pictorial 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 age worn, typical signs of handling from young hands, but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, tear into frontis neatly closed on reverse with archival tape and now easy to miss, 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. 6" H x 3 1/2" W.