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The Poor Little Match Girl

Byron Thomas

Published by Self Published
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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This is supposed to be a children's story but is on the order of "Tales of Terror for Tiny Tots". This version of the story is of a two year old girl trying to sell matches on a cold, wet and rainy Christmas Eve. On the second night of her not having made a sale, her drunken father kills her with a broken beer bottle after properly warning her of the consequences of the lack of sales. The book has no place or date of publication. The text is either handwritten in black ink or it is printed handwritten text. The pages have hand-colored illustrations by the author - Byron Thomas. There are 10 leaves: frontpaper, Title Page - "The Poor Little Match Girl - Painted and Told by Byron Thomas"; (blank); Preface - "The poor little match girl's exciting adventure on Christmas eve is a very sad story - Byron Thomas"; (blank); 7 pages of text; (blank); hand-colored last page - "The end - Merry Xmas"; (blank); 2 endpapers. I would estimate the book's date at between the 1920's to 1970's. 6-1/2 by 9-1/2 inches and bound in an unlettered red patterned cloth. Slightly finger-soiled but crisp and tightly bound pages. The covers edges are unworn and are unbumped. Bookseller Inventory # 10559

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Title: The Poor Little Match Girl

Publisher: Self Published

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Byron Thomas

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: First Edition

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