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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, [1] 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. [4] 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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