Merrill's Toys, A Peep at the Old World. Primer. China.

Merrill's Toys, A Peep at the Old World. Primer.

Concord, NH: Merriam and Merrill, 1853. Wraps. Children's primer with wood block illustrations and descriptions of the peoples of the world, including 'Chinese Flower Seller', 'People of Siam', 'People of Japan' and 'Hindoo (sic) Idols'. Verso of title page has an illustration of Chinese children with their toys., and the first story describing China as where 'we obtain tea, silk and fine muslin.' 16mo, 24pp, b&w ills throughout. Yellow decorative and printed paper wraps, with title in black within ornately decorated black border, with sewn binding. Covers slt dusty and worn. Internally, some signs of child's scribbles inside front and rear covers, light fox spotting internally, split at spine repaired with archival tape, o/w good +. OCLC: 80291556. Item #14254

Price: $175.00

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