Childproof Clothbook —
“Printed in Oil,
Covers in Oil Colors”
beauty in the woods. New York: McLoughlin Bros., [1867–75].
18mo (16.7 cm, 6.6").  pp.; col. illus.
the images for enlargements.
This brightly decorated rendition of the classic tale comes fromthe
“indestructible” Fairy Moonbeam's series: toybooks
printed on oiled linen pages, with oil-color illustrations (as proudly proclaimed
on the back cover listing offered works in this and other McLoughin series).
This tale features six color-printed illustrations (produced probably by zinc
etching process), with a red and green color-printed alphabet on the inside
front cover and the poem “The Dunce of a Kitten” printed in green
on the inside back cover. The illustration on pp. [4–5] is signed, “Jackson.”
For more POST-1820 AMERICANA,
This copy matches the copy described in the catalogue of the American Antiquarian
Society that is dated as having been printed in 1867.
Series not in Sternick. Publisher's red paper wrappers
adhered to oiled linen. Front cover printed in black andgilt
with series, publisher, and title information composed to complement a vignette
and within a frame; back cover with publisher's list. Spine rubbed, back wrapper
with short edge tear to paper (apparently done before the paper was affixed
to the final cloth leaf); top line of front wrapper (“INDESTRUCTIBLE”)
shaved but readable (and is it just us or is that funny?). Pages slightly
darkened, otherwise clean. (29587)
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