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John White and his Lottery Ticket-pair with make-do repairs

one book missing cover and hand sewn cloth spine, the other is colored in and hand sewn repairs and heavy staining, both have heavy wear, small tears on edges, inscribed.

New York: Merriam, Moore, & Co, n.d. 12 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations.
A pair of books both John White and his Lottery ticket. One has hand sewn binding and repair with hand colored illustration on cover. The other has most of the cover missing but has a unique cloth hand sewn binding attached.
The story of John White, a formerly prosperous farmer, who tried to get rich quickly by buying a lottery ticket. He did not win but decided to try again and fro then on took to drinking, smoking, and hunting. He tried to get back on track but began drinking and gambling which led to a disastrous ending.
5 1/2" x 3"

Price: $40.00

Item #26000128