4to. New York: Harper and Brothers, . 4to., 24 leaves, the recto of each printed with an illustration in color and the text on the verso. Brown paper boards with a color print pasted on upper board, worn and chipped yellow dust-jacket printed in black and grey. Minor damp stains do not obscure text or illustrations; good. Early impression of the first edition. One of the author’s books which features an alteration in format, in this case a hole appears on every page and is incorporated into the illustration; the author was know as “the ink-blot man.” Bingham & Scholt p. 286. Peter Parley to Penrod p. 125. (Inventory #: 108066)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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