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Greenfield A. Phelps 1845 - First edition. VERY RARE. 12 illustrations Small 8vo, original illustrated wraps. 8 pp Cover and pages are still bright, pages separated at hinge. This children’s book is called a chapbook, a more modern term that derives from the chapmen. Chapmen were pedlars who hawked their goods in towns and villages, and at country fairs. In 1553, Edward VI proclaimed that champmen must be licensed and Chettle, in Kind Hart’s Dreame (1592) wrote that "‘Chapmen are able to spred more pamphlets.then all the booksellers in town.’" Although they sold other wares, too, they always had cheap booklets, sometimes ballad sheets which eventually assumed the familiar form af a miniature booklet, with a paper cover thatusually had a picture. Even Shakespeare, in Henry IV, mentioned the chapmen as did Urquhart’s Rabelais in 1653. With the growth of small printers, miniature editions of old favourites could be printed. While chapbooks were ostensibly designed to help children learn how to read, they often broached adult subjects and were the source of entertainment in families and villages. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. ABAA]
Last Found On: 2014-10-02           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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