Description of Various Nations 1843 rare woodcut child's ethnographic chap bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books, Children's Books, World Peoples, Ethnography).
A Description of Various Nations.
Published 1843, Concord, New Hampshire by Rufus Merrill and Co.
16 pages plus wrappers. Text in English. Illustrated with 13 different multi-figure woodcuts, each depicting an ethnic group or family.
Rare pictorial American juvenile chapbook which includes Native American Indians, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Persian, "Hindoos", etc.
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, original string tied binding still intact, light age spotting and small finger soiling, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, mostly light scattered age spotting, corners often bent over, some tiny edge nicks, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book 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.
Book Measures c. 4 1/2" H x 2 3/4" W.