Chapbooks c.1835 collection of 16 woodcut illustrated Military Bread SlaveryBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Sixteen (16) chapbooks aimed specifically at children, bound together in sequential order long ago by the publisher. Old quarter leather, marbled paper covered boards, leather spine gilt ruled & lettered.
All issued New York, The American Tract Society, c. 1833-35. Each 16 pp., profusion of charming small woodcuts throughout. Themes include slaves, agriculture, baking bread, military, drums, etc.
Published individually, bound by the publisher into a sammelband. One normally finds these types of chapbooks individually and randomly, only rarely bound together like this. It would likely be close to impossible to assemble a consecutive run like this today, no matter how much time or money you had. Most examples simply no longer exist or are on the market.
Scarce/ rare thus. All paper juvenile booklets and ephemera of this era is inherently uncommon, most was destroyed during handling by youthful hands.
List of the chapbook titles
1. Address to a Child.
2. Goodness of Providence Illustrated, Lady Courten, Mr. John Mortimer, Matthias Dolanscius, M. G. an African Slave, Meditation on a Robin Redbreast.
3. The Vine.
4. The Orphan.
5. A Child's Catechism in Verse.
6. The Christian Drummer.
7. Wonderful Cure of Naaman, Forces of Example.
8. African Widow, The Mother's Tears.
9. Mary Jones, or Soldier's Daughter.
10. Irish Girl, or History of Anne Walsh.
11. Bible Happiness, or History of a Poor Afflicted Woman.
12. John of the Score, or the Penitent Robber.
13. Mischief its own Punishment, or History of William and Harry.
14. Louisa's Tenderness to Little Birds in Winter.
15. Advice to Sabbath School Children.
16. Bread, the Staff of Life.
Binding well rubbed, spine ends chipped, contents thumbed and well read over the years but still quite well preserved given the intended audience age level.
Book measures: 4" H X 2 5/8" W.