Memoirs of Bowyer Smith Christian Memoir 1821 juvenile death chap bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Memoirs of Bowyer Smith, A Pious Child Who Died January 30th, 1811, Aged Seven Years and Two Months, by Rev. Basil Woodd.
Published 1821, Boston by Samuel T. Armstrong.
Wood engraved image to cover and title page (only).
Publisher's pictorial paper wrappers, original string tied spine.
Scarce pre 1850 juvenile American chap book.
Book is almost 200 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, 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" H x 3" W.