Colgate Toothpaste Advertising Booklet 1913 Jessie W. Smith nursery rhymes bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Advertising, Colgate Toothpaste, Illustrated Books, Mother Goose, Nursery Rhymes).
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary & Other Mother Goose Melodies.
Published 1914, United States by Colgate & Co.
8 pages plus wrapper covers. Text in English. Illustrated with bw line drawings. Cover art by Jessie Willcox Smith.
Publisher's oblong color lithographed card stock paper wrappers.
A scarce early commercial use of this famous illustrator's work.
Item 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 well age toned, signs of handling, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. The fragile and scarce little booklet 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. 3 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W.
Schnessel, Jessie Willcox Smith, p. 217- nothing this work appeared in the June, 1913 issue of Good Housekeeping.