Interesting Scripture Stories

By: Anonymous

Price: $150.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Good

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New Haven, CT: Sidney's Press, S. Babcock, 1833.

Miniature Chapbook. 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches. 8 pp. Zebra vignette on title page, 4 engraved illustrations; text unmarked, paper toned, water-staining to outer margins does affect text, insect damage works in from rear wrapper mostly confined to the margins but does affect 3 lines of text on page 4 (just a few letters affected). Original printed wrappers, stitched, with wood 3 engravings on the outside of the wraps (insides blank). Ownership signature inside front cover [illegible]. SKU523-001. Good.

SECOND EDITION of this very SCARCE miniature chapbook for children that recounts the life of the Savior in a colloquial style. Not listed in Bradbury, who relied on the thesis submitted to the School of Library Science, Southern Connecticut State College by Francis Gagliardi entitled The Babcocks of New Haven, Connecticut: Printers, Publishers and Booksellers with a Bibliographical Checklist of Their Publications, 1795-1858, which also did not find a copy of this title. The American Antiquarian Society lists an edition with the same imprint, except dated 1832. The website "19th Century Juvenile Series," writing about the Babcock firm, notes that the Babcocks frequently reprinted many of their small chapbooks for children from year to year.

REFERENCE: Not in Bradbury or Gagliardi, The Babcocks of New Haven, Connecticut. Worldcat shows one copy held at the American Antiquarian Society, dated 1832.

Title: Interesting Scripture Stories

Author Name: Anonymous


Created: 1833

Country of Origin: United States

Location Published: New Haven, CT, Sidney's Press, S. Babcock: 1833

Binding: Original printed wrappers, stitched

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: None, as issued

Size: Miniature Chapbook. 2 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches

Type: Miniature Book

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles, Miniature Book

Seller ID: SKU523-001

Keywords: children's book, interesting scripture stories, miniature chapbook, sidney babcock, sidney's press