Match Seller & Selfish Girl c. 1830's Lot x 2 Christian Moral Tales chap booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Lot x 2 Christian Juvenile Chap Books.
Published c. 1830-40's, New York by Various.
2 books, each 16 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved images.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers.
Scarce pre 1850 juvenile American chap book lot. Titles included in this lot: The Selfish Girl: A Tale of Truth & Little Match Seller.
Lot is over 150 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Lot is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings age worn, typical signs of handling from young hands, but nothing offensive or severe, lot 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, lot 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 lot 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.
Books Measure c. 4 1/2" H x 3" W.