Tales in Verse 1839 Mary Howitt 1st Amer. Illustrated Children's BookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Tales in Verse, by Mary Howitt.
Published 1839, by Boston, Weeks, Jordan, and Company.
172 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontispiece and half title. Illustrated throughout with small in-text woodcuts.
First American edition.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, spine uniformly sunned, covers with light staining or fading. Interesting publishers cloth design
Text block displays a pleasing age patina, light to moderate age spotting throughout.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 3/8" H x 4" W.