Common Sights in Town & Country. Delineated & Described for Young Children.

Published by American Sunday School Union, Philadelphia
Used Condition: Good Cloth
From Thomas Macaluso Rare and Fine Books (kennett square, PA, U.S.A.)

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n.d., circa 1853. Full-page lithographs by A. Kollner. Royal blue cloth boards have blind-stamped decorative borders and emblems on both covers, gilt lettering in the center of emblem on the front cover. Covers are dust soiled and rubbed, extremities are rubbed and worn in some places, corners are worn. Spine is cocked, bumped and worn at head and foot. Spine cloth is split at the foot, about 1 1/2" at front joint, 1/2" at rear joint. Pale yellow endpp. are soiled and have water stains, also, front and back fly leaves have some water damage. The title p. states that the publisher's address is no. 146 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The American Sunday-School Union operated at this location from 1827-1853. However, at the bottom of each leaf of text, the address, "No. 316 Chesnut Street," appears in bold, black lettering. Each leaf of text is only printed on one side, with an illustration opposite, also only printed on one side. There are fourteen plates, including the frontispiece, five of which have been hand-colored/tinted. Most plates lack numeric address in bottom margin, however, two plates have the address as "316", and one plate is marked as "146." One plate is detached but present, and another (the last plate) has been hand-stitched back in, along with the rear fly leaf and rear free endp. Some of the text is dust soiled and water damaged, but the plates remain unscathed. Very scarce, unique volume. Digital image available. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Oblong. Bookseller Inventory # 003013

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Title: Common Sights in Town & Country. Delineated ...

Publisher: American Sunday School Union, Philadelphia

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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