The Young Child's A, B, C; or, First Book
The Young Child's A, B, C; or, First Book
The Young Child's A, B, C; or, First Book

The Young Child's A, B, C; or, First Book

New York: Samuel Wood & Sons, 1818. Paperback. Title page imprint: "New-York. Published by Samuel Wood & Sons, no. 261 Pearl-Street; And Samuel S. Wood & Co. no. 212 Market-street, Baltimore." 16 p.: woodcut illustrations; 11 cm. Blue wrappers printed in black with woodcut of a peacock on the front wrapper and another bird on the back wrapper. Title vignette of a girl with a lamb and two birds. One illustration for each letter of the alphabet. With a wallpaper cover made by a former owner; never attached but simply wrapped around the book. No date of publication, but printed between 1818 and 1824 (while Samuel Wood & Sons was located at 261 Pearl St., New York City, from 1817 to 1836, Samuel S. Wood & Co. was active at 212 Market St., Baltimore, only from 1818 to about 1824). A slightly later wrapper, indicating that this copy was not sold until about 1830. Wrapper imprint: New York: Published by Samuel Wood & Sons, no. 261 Pearl-street. R. & G.S. Wood, printers." R. & G.S. Wood began printing at 261 Pearl St. around 1830. See Rosenbach, 596. In Good Condition: wrapper is soiled and creased, and was re-stitched by a former owner; title page and final page soiled; 2-cm. tear in first leaf, without loss; light foxing and soiling throughout; 1-cm. tear from fore-edge of third leaf, without loss; chip out of lower edge of last 2 leaves, without impacting text; complete. Good. Item #003220

Price: $225.00

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