Dec 08, 2022 - Sale 2624

Sale 2624 - Lot 206

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(JUVENILE.) Henry L. Stevens, Esq. A Day's Sport. Illustrated title, [42] pages of captioned wood engraved illustrations. Oblong 8vo format, 6x8 1/2 inches, original pictorial paper wraps, backed with patterned cloth; minor age soiling. New York: Brother Jonathan Office, 1850s

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An amusing early comic book which delivers the story of a day's fishing and hunting misadventures by the incompetent trio of Mr. S. Winks Wattles, a Broadway shop-keeper, Thomas Titt, Esq., a portly "legal gent.", and Major Nicholas Noggin, a jolly good natured fellow, famous for "crooking the elbow".

OCLC shows no copies, though an example can be found at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Sabin 91294.