Passion and Punishment: A Tale for Little Girls
Passion and Punishment: A Tale for Little Girls

Passion and Punishment: A Tale for Little Girls

New Haven: S. Babcock, 1840. Paperback. 8 p.: 7 woodcut illustrations; 75 mm. Blue wrapper, stitched, with ornate border on both wrappers. Title vignette of a girl being chased by two boys. Each page of text except the first has an illustration. Back wrapper bears advertisement for the publisher's "Toy Books, of every variety and description . . . New Series of all the different sizes just published." No date of publication or publisher's address. 1840 is an approximate date of publication. Sidney Babcock (1797-1884) was a successful publisher of children's books who popularized very small booklets called toy books, such as this. This title is more common in the yellow wrapper. In Very Good- Condition: wrapper is separating along spine but otherwise intact; pages have light soiling with faint dampstain on a few pages; otherwise, clean and tight. Very Good -. Item #005241

Price: $45.00

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