Early illustrated children's books c.1810-1850 lot x 10 chapbooks many woodcutsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Collection of ten (10) assorted mid-19th century juvenile chap books. Most/ all contain small woodcut illustrations..
All show signs of age, sometimes heavy usage and typical wear, several with spines stitched by early owners with thread, all apparently complete except for one. Several have interesting very early owners names and dates. One with hand-made miniature book cover.
Interesting lot, offered as recently acquired.
Short video shows each one in nice detail and captures condition far better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure total understanding of the lot. Lot contains a nice large assortment of perhaps 50+ miniature woodcuts of the first half of the 19th century, most of which can be seen in the video.
Gems for Girls and Boys.
Concord, NH, Rufus Merrill. c. 1840-50's.
Cries of London (Partial). 8 nice large woodcuts of street merchants. c. 1840-50's.
Child's Book of Poetry. c. 1845.
Worcester, Jonathan Grout, Jr.
The New England Primer; or, an Easy and Pleasant Guide to the Art of Reading. Adorned with Cuts. To Which is Added the Catechism.
1843, Massachusetts Sabbath School Society.
Home, by Mrs. Sherwood.
1833, New York, Mahlon Day
Babcock's Moral, Instructive and Amusing Toy Books.
New Haven, S. Babcock.
The Gift of Friendship; Seasoned with Instruction, Both for the Mind and the Eye.
The Little Forget Me Not, A Token of Love.
The Poetic Garland: A Collection of Nursery Rhymes, Thomas Teller.
c.1845, New Haven, S. Babcock.
The Improved New England Primer; or an Easy and Pleasant Guide for the Instruction of Children Containing Many Explanatory Notes, and References to the Scriptures, to Which is Annexed the Shorter Catechism, as Composed and Agreed Upon by the Revered Assembly of Divines at Westminster, in England, in the Year 1649 with Explanations of Difficult Words and Phrases in the Answers.
1886, Concord, NH, Edson C. Eastman
Cheap Repository. The Happy Waterman. To Which is Added, A Hymn of Praise for an Abundant Harvest. c.1810-20.
Smallest measures: 4" H X 2 3/4" W.
Tallest measures c. 6 1/2" H X 4" W.