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Samuel Hall in Boston
1792 Book Tommy Trip's PICTURES of Beasts & Birds 1st Edition 59 WOODCUT PRINTS Printed 1792 by Samuel Hall in Boston - Early Americana
Boston: Samuel Hall, 1792. This amazingly rare book comes comete as shown in the photos above, more can be provided, just ask! 125 total pages including the blank block pages. Pages 2-8 are the title, introduction, and preface. Pages 9 - 116 include the full text of the book and a total of 59 seperate woodcut block prints. Some Typos are present throughout the book, most notably, page 7 and 8 were bound facing the incorrect way, so page 6 faces 8 and page 7 faces 9. Another print typo present is on page 35 which is incorrectly numbered as 34, of course sitting next to page 34. Various other small print press related typos can also be found throughout the book. Also included in this book are many whimsical mentions of several animals, even some mythical beasts such as the Lamia, pictured above. The last few pages give some woodcuts featuring moments and scenes of the day, featuring Tommy Trip. This book was printed in 1792 by renowned revolutionary publisher Samuel Hall. He started his career in 1762 with Anne Franklin, the sister in law of Benjamin Franklin. He then in 1766 relocated to Salem, Massachusetts, becoming the 1st official printer there and printed throughout the American Revolution. He left Salem in 1785 for Boston. In 1792, he published the successful Tommy Trip, one of the earliest American books published domestically for children. The Trip character was originally created by the English engraver Thomas Bewick, however this version of Trip is the 1st true American edition before Hall later removed Tommy Trip from the title for his better known 1796 expanded B … [Click Below for Full Description]
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