The First Trousers; illustrations by Palmer Cox, author of The Brownies; stories by E. Veale, The Fairy Tales Authoress. E. Veale, Palmer Cox.
The First Trousers; illustrations by Palmer Cox, author of The Brownies; stories by E. Veale, The Fairy Tales Authoress
The First Trousers; illustrations by Palmer Cox, author of The Brownies; stories by E. Veale, The Fairy Tales Authoress

The First Trousers; illustrations by Palmer Cox, author of The Brownies; stories by E. Veale, The Fairy Tales Authoress

London: Hubbard Pub'g Co., 1897. Paperback. [12] p.: chromolithographed illustrations; 15 cm. Wrapper title. Inside front wrapper is list of "The Celebrated Set of 12 Palmer Cox Primers." Contains 4 short tales about animal characters: The First Pair of Trousers -- The Magpie's Revenge -- Fun in the Woods -- A Chance Acquaintance. Based on 6 illustrations by Palmer Cox, best known as the creator of the Brownie books. Issued by Hubbard under this title with more than one set of stories, this was intended for use as a promotional booklet. The back wrapper has an illustration of a knight and jester holding a large broadside, with a brownie peeking out from under it. In this case, neither the broadside nor the blank inside of the back wrapper have been filled in. In other cases a business would have filled in the blank sections of the back wrapper with advertising. In Good+ Condition: spine lightly rubbed; old stain at tail of spine, along lower edge of back wrapper and final 2 leaves, and at lower end of gutter throughout; otherwise, clean and bright. Good +. Item #005299

Price: $75.00

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