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The Gem Primer

New York, New York: Huestis & Cozans, Between 1842 and 1849. A charming pint-sized illustrated primer produced by Huestis & Cozans, a publisher that operated from 1842 to 1849 (cf. 19th cent. American Children's Book Trade Directory). Includes illustrations of animals, children, and various everyday objects, alongside rhymes and brief stories. 12mo (6" by 4"), pp. 12 with typographical borders and in-text illustrations. Sewn in original illustrated wrappers, upper wrapper hand-stenciled in red, green, and yellow. Very good; some dust soiling, toning; upper wrapper and first leaf loose.

Price: $140.00

Item #22004879