The list of books here: Carey, Mathew. The American Primer; or, an Easy Introduction to Spelling & Reading (Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1813 – fourth edition); The Blackbird's Nest (Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner, 1812); The Council of Dogs (Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner, 1809 [really, 1821]); Turner, Elizabeth. The Daisy; or, Cautionary Stories in Verse, Adapted to the Ideas of Children from Four to Eight Years Old (Philadelphia: Jacob Johnson [pr. by J. Adams], 1808); Die Gefahr in den Strassen. Nebst einigen andern Erzählungen (Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner [pr. by Jacob Meyer], 1810); M'Carty's American Primer (Philadelphia: M'Carty & Davis, heirs to Benjamin Warner [stereotyped by J. Howe], © 1828); The New-York Preceptor; or Third Book (New York: Samuel Wood & Sons, ); A Picture Book, for Little Children (Philadelphia: Kimber & Conrad [pr. by Merritt], ); More, Hannah. The Search after Happiness: A Pastoral Drama, to which is added, Joseph Made Known to His Brethren: A Sacred Drama (Philadelphia: Pr. for Johnson & Warner, 1811); Dorset, Catherine Ann. Think Before You Speak: Or, the Three Wishes (Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner, 1811); The Uncle's Present: A New Battledoor (Philadelphia: Jacob Johnson, ); Village Annals, Containing Austerus and Humanus. A Sympathetic Tale (Philadelphia: Johnson & Warner [pr. by Griggs & Dickinsons], 1814). On some of these, additional cataloguing can be supplied upon request.
American Primer: Shaw & Shoemaker 27716; Rosenbach, Early American Children's Books, 468. Blackbird's Nest: S&S 24883; Rosenbach 452; Welch, American Children's Books, 104.1. Council: Shoemaker 5091; Rosenbach 603. Daisy: S&S 16353; Rosenbach 382; Welch 1355.2. Die Gefahr: S&S 20192; Rosenbach 418; Welch 431; Bötte & Tannhof, German Printing, 1770; Hamilton, American Book Illustrators, 1406. M'Carty: Shoemaker 33941; Rosenbach 714; Heartman, Non-New England Primers, 97. Preceptor: Shoemaker 13569; Rosenbach 465 (for 1812 first ed.). Picture Book: S&S 26465; Rosenbach 466; Welch 993. Search: S&S 23434 & 23905; Rosenbach 442. Think: S&S 19992, 21480, 22717, & 24026; Rosenbach 438; Welch 297.1. Uncle's Present: S&S 21546; Rosenbach 428. Village: S&S 33546; Rosenbach 514; Welch 1381.
Early American Children's Books: Blue pigskin, covers embossed in black with an early American design, spine with gilt-stamped title and black-stamped decorations, in the original black cloth slipcase with printed paper label; spine slightly sunned and raised spine bands with small spots of rubbing, slipcase with only faint traces of shelfwear. Minor offsetting to edges of first and last few leaves, pages otherwise clean.
“Cock Robin”: Chemise and case matching the above very good with only slightest touches of ribbing. Salmon wrappers clean and fresh, with traces of old light pencilling on rear one; text age-toned yet bright, with all engravings very crisply impressed.
Boxed set of 12 chapbooks: All housed in a two-part marbled cloth–covered slipcase, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; slipcase gently faded, edges rubbed with one edge tearing. Individual items in publisher's paper or paper-covered wrappers, some smudged, some with edge chips. Varying degrees of browning and spotting, occasional chips; all items solid and complete and all in very good condition and several fine.
Broadside: Age-toned. One crease, probably from folding; very minor chipping around edges, three short edge tears, bottom corners lost.
The Rosenbach shipping case: Damage to wood with loss, along one edge of sliding lid; paper label worn and partially lost. Case solid and sturdy overall.
A remarkable collection, and a gathering in which each item has its own individual interest. (36110)
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