Miniature books c.1850's set 8 vols 400 woodcuts Indians Americans HistoryBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
American woodcut illustrated children's books of mid-19th century. Publisher's decorative cloth, spines gilt decorated, profusion of woodcut images in each volume, approx. 400 (!) woodcuts throughout the set. Near miniature in format.
New York, Clark Austin & Smith, c.1850's.
Indians in America.
The Little Pilgrim's Progress.
Famous Men of the United States.
The Child's Picture Testament, by Isabella Child.
The Little History of the United States.
Famous Men of Britain.
Scenes in America.
The Child's Picture Bible, by Isabella Child.
All remain remarkably clean, tight, fresh and well preserved. Far nicer than typical, close to amazing survival condition. Small minor chipping at some spine ends, otherwise nearly as fresh as when issued. Crude style of woodcuts is almost folk-art in appearance.
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Books measure: 3 3/8" H X 2 7/8" W.
Set along shelf measures: 4 3/4".