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Boston: [1849]. Oblong 13 1/2" x 10 3/4", in original printed title wrappers [rear wrap detached but present]. Four leaves of plates, each protected by a tissue guard. Light wrapper soiling, interior pages quite clean. Good+ to Very Good. Thirty-six cartoons on four plates, each printed on the rectos only, caricaturing a variety of cultural themes: religion, temperance, and an entire series devoted to women's rights. OCLC locates only the copy at California State Library. The image titled "An Old Curiosity Shop" in the lower left corner of Plate 3 is perhaps the FIRST DEPICTION OF AN ANTIQUE SHOP IN AMERICA. The shopkeeper stares from behind his shop counter with a look of complete wonder at the "antique" a gentleman has just brought in, a chair with a broken back and big hole in the seat. The gentleman explains: "How d'du? Hearing as how you buy antic furniter, I bro't you a cheer that my grand-mother sot in; & was made afore I was born. It's the antickest thing you ever did see I guess.". Hamilton, p. 162, no. 938 Internally crisp and bright. Pictorial wrappers incorporating title. Margin of front wrapper sunned Four pages comic etchings by Johnston.
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