Great hard-to-find collection of four antique boys' books, all pictorial hardcovers from the late 1800s to early 1900s. All the ...
moreGreat hard-to-find collection of four antique boys' books, all pictorial hardcovers from the late 1800s to early 1900s. All the books are in good reading condition inside, with some random age spotting, toning (as expected) and a small tear or two. 'Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa' is the largest of the set, and has the most illustrations by True Williams (prolific Mark Twain illustrator).. The other three books claim just a frontis illustration or only the pictorial hardcover (Jed, The Poorhouse Boy). All of the books are intact, with some hinge loose, but all are sturdy and all are legible. The previous owner of 'Peck's Bad Boy' penciled in his name and address on the inside front cover and first blank page, as did the owner of The Allies book. The overs are pretty fabulous. Somewhat worn, but the illustrations reflect their era, and when you pick one up, you know it's special.
The set includes (in chronological order): 'Jed, The Poorhouse Boy,' 1899, by Horatio Alger, published byJohn Winston. 'Tom Swift and His Sky Racer', 1911, by Victor Appleton, published by Grosset & Dunlap 'The Boy Allies with Uncle Sam's Cruisers,' 1918, by Ensign Robert L. Drake, published by A.L. Burt, and 'Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa', 1927( 1883 original) by George W. Peck, published by David McKay. With 100 illustrations by True Williams. less
5.5ʺW × 4.5ʺD × 8.0ʺH
FairHas lived a "full life" and has a distressed look with noticeable wear
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