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Pride of Peter Prim; or proverbs, that will suit the young or the old. Cooperstown, NY: H. & E. Phinney, 1829. 24mo (13.5 cm, 5.25"). 31,  pp.; illus. $195.00
Picture book for children with 14 one-page moral lessons each illustrated with a full-page wood engraving, each with proverb captions and explanations. => A quasi-emblem book for the young?
Some of the wood engravings are signed "H" or "JH" (i.e., John H. Hall); two wood engravings on p.  of the wrapper are signed by Alexander Anderson. The wrappers are counted in the pagination and the last page is blank, pasted to the printed wrapper.
Provenance: Embellished signature of (young?) Dudley Batchelder to verso of title-page.
Shoemaker 40150; Pomeroy, Alexander Anderson, 875 (for the 1824 ed.). Original illustrated rose-colored wrappers, soiled and mounted on backing for strength; white circle on front wrapper (from a glass having been placed there?). Age-toning and stray stains; one lower corner torn across taking just one letter of text. A book hard to find in good condition and this one much better than any other we've seen. (38753) Please RESHELVE This.
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