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Humours of the Fair, (The). A Tale for the Nursery. N.p., ca. 1805. Rare chapbook, engraved pictorial wrappers, custom fitted leather folder, slipcased. Hand-colored woodcut to each page, including a trained bear, fire eater, cups and balls juggler, and others. Unsigned gathering, p. 2—4, 6—8, 10—16. Apparently lacks title page, first page of text, and the other pages absent from pagination. Approx. 32mo (5 x 4”). Pages chipped and loose from stitched binding, fragile. Manuscript gift inscription to inside cover dated 1811. Cf. Toole Stott 402—3, 851. Muir, “Children’s Books of Yesterday,” 334.
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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $0.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Number Bids: 0
Auction closed on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
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