Billy Boy Scout 1916 lot of 2 copies illustrated children's book camping fishingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Boy Scouts of America, Americana, Children's Books, Illustrated Books).
Billy Boy Scout, by Gilly Bear.
Published 1916, New York by Samuel Gabriel Sons & Company.
32 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with full page color plates.
Lot of two (defective?) copies of this early 20th century Boy Scouts book for children. Publisher's cloth bindings, illustrated cover paste downs.
Bindings well age worn, rubbed and shaken. Green spine book has no title page and 4 color plates. Red spine book has title page and 4 color plates as well.
Text blocks well worn, some torn pages, clearly books children have handled and should not be considered "fine".
Books remain attractive on the shelf and display a pleasing, unique age patina. Worthy of ownership, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive given the appeal of the topic and early date relating to scouting.
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Book Measures c. 11" H x 8 3/4" W.