Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins
Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins Medley Poems Children c.1840's juvenile chap book get rich money coins
$ 125.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, Chap Books, Woodcut Illustrations).

The Medley. Prose and Poetry for Little Children.
Published c. 1840's, Northampton, Massachusetts by E. Turner.
24 pages. Text in English. Woodcut illustrations. 

Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, spine neatly hand sewn using thread (done by an early owner). Early owner has dated book Sept. 20th, 1845 on front cover.

Of particular note for the great woodcut of early American silver and copper coins on p. 14 used with the them of wealth and getting rich. Also with woodcuts of cock fighting, an apiary image, ice skating and more.

Scarce pre-1850 juvenile American chap book. An early owner has carefully used thread to stitch the spine in a manner frequently seen on small chap books of this vintage. This early hand repair adds a particular charm to the item.

Book is over 150 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.

Binding age worn, typical signs of handling from young hands, but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.

Paper is gently toned, top blank portion of title page cut away (likely to remove owners name), various typical small spots, stains, etc., 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. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W.

[B4297].