ADVENTURES OF THE LITTLE WOMAN:
HER DOG, AND THE PEDLAR
Philadelphia, W. A. Leary, n.d. (ca. 1840).
8vo. 8pp printed on one side only, with large handcolored woodcuts and the text in verse. Blue
wrappers printed in black. The rear wrapper is captioned "New Colored Books" and lists 12 titles,
but not this one. The publisher's address is given as No. 158 North Second Street, Philadelphia.
Leary opened a bookstore at No. 138 in 1836. At some point he started publishing, both major
books as well as children's illustrated books. This title is surprisingly similar to the Raine edition of
about 1840; indeed the woodcuts are nearly identical, though the colors are different as is the textual
layout. It is also quite similar to the London Marks edition of the 1820s.
There is light staining throughout as well as general light soil and
wear. Scarce. No copies found at auction nor on OCLC nor in the
HOW DID WE FIND OUT ABOUT NUMBERS?
New York, Walker and Company, (1973).
First edition, first printing. Thin 8vo. 63pp. Illustrated in black and white. Red
textured paper over boards. Spine printed in black. Upper board embossed in
blind with a design by the illustrator.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper by Asimov
A fine copy. The dustwrapper is not priceclipped and shows the original $4.50
price. It is lightly toned with age else fine.