When you've been collecting stuff for your whole life as I have, you are always learning and finding new things of interest. Still, after all these years, you think you've seen it all! No way!
|Newly discovered chapbooks from the early 1800s|
|Title pages from three of the chapbooks (prices $95 each)|
|Title page and frontispiece woodblock prints from Kendrew's The History of Tommy and Harry ($125.00)|
Two of the better publishers of chapbooks were James Kendrew and James Lumsden & Son.
|James Kendrew's The History of Little Tommy Tucker c1820 ($95.00)|
|J. Lumsden & Son The Merry Cobler and His Musical Alphabet c1815 ($150.00)|
American publishers also produced some chapbooks. The other two books in this little collection are from Sydney Babcock of New Haven and the American Sunday School Union of Pennsylvania.
|Hard cardboard covers added in the 1890s, possibly by Wilbur Macey Stone|
|Bookplates from these books|
So here is a new collection for you ... and me as well.