Teasing Tom & Naughty Ned 1879 Clark's Thread Cotton promo juvenile chap bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, Chap Books, Woodcut Illustrations).
The Adventures of Teasing Tom and Naughty Ned with a Spool of Clark's O.N.T. Cotton.
Published 1879, New York by F.B. Paterson.
12 pages counting paper wrappers. Text in English. Illustrated throughout, a precursor to a comic book.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers.
Scarce 19th century promotional juvenile American chap book, given away by this famous thread company as a promotional premium.
Book is over 100 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding lightly age worn, light signs of handling from young hands, but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still sound and agreeable given the small size, fragile nature, date and intended audience.
Still attractive on the shelf, it displays a pleasing and unique age patina, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this rare little item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 4 1/4" H x 3" W.