INTENDED FOR THE AMUSEMENT OF GOOD CHILDREN
Boston, T. H. Carter, 1838.
12mo. Three (of four?) leaves. Wood engraved illustrations, handcolored, one to a page, each
with two folding flaps changing the scene at head and foot. Lacks part of the title and
corresponding engraving on the reverse, thankfully loss is limited to a portion of the title
border and the border of the engraving. Also apparently lacks the fourth engraving with flaps,
though there is a fourth engraving on the reverse of the third, but without flaps All folds have
been repaired with either archival tape or archival tissue; some soiling. Only a fair example but
lists no moveable titles as early as this.
Harris, Joel Chandler
WALLY WANDEROON AND HIS STORYTELLING MACHINE
New York, McClure, Phillips, 1903.
First edition, first printing. Small 4to. 294pp. Beige cloth printed on the spine in black and on the
upper board with an illustration in red, green and black.
First state with 8 pages of ads in the rear.
Traces of foxing to the edges of the text block else this is a fine copy. In the rare, color dustwrapper.
The dustwrapper lacks lower 3 inches of spine, has some chips and short tears; in spite of these faults
it is still presentable and shows the same illustration on the front panel as is on the upper board. A
dustwrapper on this title is virtually unobtainable in any condition.
HERE'S A PENNY
New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1944).
Early Edition 8vo. 158pp. Beige cloth printed in black. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated throughout.
Binding lightly soiled and scuffed. Ink inscription the front free endpaper dated 1978. A very good copy in
a later state dustwrapper (with Harcourt, Brace, World imprint). The dustwrapper is sunned on the spine,
lightly worn and creased at the folds and is price clipped but gives a very good appearance.
signed by the author on the half title
. The copyright page shows no additional printings but with the
code [d.5.46]; Harcourt's identification of first printings was uneven in this period, but we are
unwilling to label this a first printing, and assume from the codes that it was printed in 1946.