Palmer Cox 1901 Wisdom in Fable Pond's Extract Company comic book type promoBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Children's Books, Vintage Advertisements).
Wisdom in Fable, by Palmer Cox.
Published 1901, United States by Pond's Extract Company.
16 pages plus wrapper covers. Text in English. Color illustrated throughout (ten color images total, nine by Cox, one of the product package).
Publisher's color lithographed pictorial paper wrappers booklet, saddle stitched, printed on both sides. A product promotional item done in a manner which strikes us a pre-cursor to comic books given away as premiums in the 1930's.
Scarce/ rare early comic item.
Item is old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Paper gently age worn, slight rubbing, remains overall clean and attractive as a fragile and ephemeral survival.
Paper is lightly toned, signs of handling, small scattered spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The scarce booklet/ 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 rare and very appealing item survives.
Covers measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.