Lot 54 of 557:
Rare New Haven Chapbook from 1842  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$156
Estimate:
$250 - $350

Title:
The Poetic Gift: Or Alphabet in Rhyme

Author:

Place:
New Haven

Publisher:
Sidney Babcock

Date:
1842

Description:

16 pp. Woodcut illustrations throughout. (16mo) 9x5.5 cm (3¾x2¼") original pink printed wrappers.

Fine copy of this tiny fragile ABC with woodcuts throughout including one showing boys playing what appears to be baseball (at the letter T). OCLC records several Babcock printings in dated editions of 1838, 1840, & 1844 as well as undated issues c.1840s. This printing is recorded though no physical copies are located. Not in Gumuchian or Osborne.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Fine.


 
Item number:
286733
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