The Noisy Boy [wrapper title]. VERNACULOPEGY, Anonymous.
The Noisy Boy [wrapper title].

The Noisy Boy [wrapper title].

New York: McLoughlin Brothers, [ca. 1867]. First edition. Original color pictorial self-wrappers, 4.38 x 3.63 inches, [12] pages, added red plaid scrap cloth spine, machine-stitched with white thread. Wood engravings printed in black and red. Some general wear and soiling; a good copy. Item #19998

Entertaining and moderately didactic verses for children, handsomely produced in the McLoughlin style. Per the cataloging of the AAS copies, this issue with “The Quiet Boy” on page [2] rather than page [4], and the illustrations printed in dull red rather than light red; the rear wrappers advertise paper dolls from McLoughlin, including dolls for characters from Uncle Tom’s Cabin that were not advertised until 1867. (The paper dolls also include the little people performers Tom Thumb and Mrs. Tom Thumb, as well as Minnie Warren and Commodore Nutt.) A few stray early pencil marks.

Price: $50.00

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