Lot 38 of 350:
Uncommon Brownie book with chromolithographs  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$192
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Brownie Year Book
Author:
Cox, Palmer
Place:
New York
Publisher:
McLaughlin Brothers
Date:
[1895]
Description:
 
[26] pp. With 12 full-page chromolithographed illustrations by the author, plus marginal sketches in black & white. (Folio) 31x25 cm. (12¼x9½"), cloth-backed color pictorial boards. 

A year with the Brownies, with a page of verse for each month facing a color illustration by Palmer Cox. Quite scarce.

Palmer Cox was a Canadian illustrator best known for "The Brownies," his series of humorous verse books and comic strips about the mischievous but kindhearted fairy-like sprites. The cartoons were published in several books, such as "The Brownies, Their Book" (1887). Due to the popularity of Cox's Brownies, one of the first popular handheld cameras was named after them, the Eastman Kodak Brownie camera.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Edgewear, light soiling to rear cover; an uncommonly attractive copy of this hard-to-find book, better than very good.
 
Item number:
291848
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