Paine's Celery Compound laxative patent medicine 1890 Wells & Richardson bookletBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Advertising, Patent Medicine).
Great Things: Where They Are, What They Are.
Published c. 1880-90's, Burlington, Vermont by Wells, Richardson & Co.
32 pages plus wrapper covers. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with nice line drawings mixed with promo ads for the patent medicine.
Publisher's illustrated pictorial paper wrappers, saddle stitched.
Booklet is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper covers gently age worn, slight rubbing, remains overall clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, minor signs of handling, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile pamphlet displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Covers measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.