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Detailed Information for Seller's item number: 1883
THEODORE CARLETON: OR Perseverance Against Fortune; Plus Titles on Dog, Birds, Animals, Indians, and Coverings for the Head and Feet.
Author: No Author Indicated, Illustrated by: Wood Engravings
Publisher: No Publisher No Place

Red cloth hardcover with embossed decorations. 144 pages (six parts of 24 pages each) very charminglly illustrated with woodcuts throughout. No date: circa 1860. No place, no publisher (no title page as issued). This appears to be a compilation of "reward of merit" type books given by teachers to students who excelled. These books were often published with a "memorial" to a child, although this one is free of such morbidity, and intead includes only the moral story of the title. The other sections include 'Sagacity of the Dog, ' 'Child's Book of Birds, ' 'Child's Book of Animals, ' 'Romance of Indian History, ' and 'Coverings for the Head and Feet." The latter is an illustrated history of hats, headgear, and footwear. The child who received this (Laydora) must have been thrilled with the illustrations of dog breeds and bird and animal species; not to mention the "romance" of the Indian history and quaintness of hats and shoes illustrated. The teacher inscription is written very pale and small, apparently in pencil, on the front free endpaper. The corner tips and spine ends are worn, some surface duskiness and few specks of black (ink?) on cover, front hinge weak, some foxing throughout, mostly marginal browning. Lots of charm in this one, and unusual for its lack of heavy handed moralizing. Of course the 'Indian Romance' stuff casts the native in negative light, but the stories appear to be based on historical incidents. A real little charmer waiting for an appreciative home. RARE 1883 No Edition Stated No Dust Jacket as Issued Hard Cover Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Souvenir

Price: US$45.00. Quantity available: 1.
 Appr.: | AUD 47.72 CAD 48.39 EUR 33.33 GBP 26.47 JPY 4500 MXN 562 ZAR 474 

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   The Prints & The Paper
PO BOX 5432
Eugene, Oregon
97405 United States
Phone: 541-683-7033
Website: http://www.printsandthepaper.com
Email: theprintsandthepaper@comcast.net

Seller's item number:
1883

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