Tales for Youth Prison Friends & Christmas Day 1828 1st American editionBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Children's Books, Christmas, Prison, Friendship).
Tales for Youth. Containing Frank and George, or the Prison Friends and Christmas Day.
1st American edition published 1828 & 1829, New York by N.B. Holmes.
44, 31 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontispieces.
Two early rare American juvenile titles bound together by the publisher.
1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, paper covered boards.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, leather supple, covers plain paper, still remains overall attractive as an object. Leather supple, binding tight.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 7/8" H x 3 3/4" W.