Sep 30 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2580 -

Sale 2580 - Lot 79

Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(CHILDREN'S BOOKS.) Group of 4 early illustrated chapbooks. 4 items, 24mo or 32mo, various conditions and bindings. Various places, 1805-circa 1838

Additional Details

"The Tragic-Comedy History of the Burial of Cock Robin; with the Lamentation of Jenny Wren." 8 plates. 16 pages. 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches, full early 20th-century morocco by Morrell of London; toned, minimal wear; top edge gilt. Philadelphia: Benjamin Warner, 1821. Second American edition. Rosenbach 616; cf Welch 215 (first edition).

"The Slave's Friend," Vol. IV, No. I, Whole No. 37." 4 text illustrations by Anderson. 16 pages. 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches, printed wrappers, lacking front wrapper, restitched; minor wear and foxing. [New York: Anti-Slavery Society, circa early 1838.] Afro-Americana 9465; Sabin 82114; not in Lomazow. An issue of the first American abolitionist magazine for a juvenile audience.

"Wisdom in Miniature: or, The Young Gentlemen and Lady's Magazine." 14 text illustrations. [2]-30, [1] pages including outer pages laid down inside wrappers. 4 x 2 1/2 inches, original olive wrappers, minor wear; second leaf with loss of 1 1/2 inches from bottom corner, otherwise minor wear to contents. Philadelphia: John Adams, 1805. 32mo (103 x 65 mm). Rosenbach 312; Welch 1443.9 ("part of a large publisher's remainder"). Not a periodical as the title may suggest, but rather a later edition of a 1796 work.

[The History of Tommy Careless; or, the Misfortunes of a Week]. 7 text illustrations. [5]-[28] pages. 4 x 2 1/2 inches, lacking wrappers; lacking the first two and last two leaves (present in facsimile), the remainder worn and made up from two different copies. [Hallowell, ME: Published by Ezekiel Goodale], circa 1809. Later edition; Welch 678.13.