Fitchburg Massachusetts 1890 Fireside Legends History endless advertising bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Fireside Legends. Incidents, Anecdotes, Reminiscences, Etc, Connected with the Early History of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Vicinity. Issued, 1890, by WM. A. Emerson. pp. 207.
Oblong format, cloth ruled in blind and gilt lettered. Profusely illustrated, c.100+ pages of ads, many illustrated with small line transfers or woodcuts.
Fascinating late 19th century advertising item. Virtually every printed leaf has one side printed with advertising from local businesses of the city and region.
Rare subscription sale book, using advertising as a means of selling it.
Binding rubbed and age worn but still attractive with fine age patina. Front cover loose from cracked joint, contents mostly very clean and sound. Paper well age toned, typical of wood pulp paper of the era.
Book measures: 5 1/4" H X 7 1/2" W.