KEEPER'S TRAVELS In SEARCH Of HIS MASTER. Lydia - Printer Bailey, 1779 - 1869, Edward Augustus Kendall.
KEEPER'S TRAVELS In SEARCH Of HIS MASTER.

KEEPER'S TRAVELS In SEARCH Of HIS MASTER.

Philadelphia: Published by Johnson & Warner, No. 147, Market Street. 1808. 1st printing thus (American Imprints 15353; Nipps 7; Rosenbach 370; Welch 723.4). 87, [3] pp. 'Contents' last 2 pages. Frontispiece. 18mo, signed in 6s. 5-3/8" x 3-1/4". Period drab paper boards, with front board professionally reattached. Speckled edges. Minor wear. Front paste-down never attached to front board, so now acts as ffep & reveals binding technique underneath. A solid VG copy. Item #42562

This children's tale first published by Newbery in 1798; this particular edition's claim to fame results from being an early imprint from the printshop of the distinguished early 19th C. lady printer, Lydia Bailey. Cf. Nipps, LYDIA BAILEY A Checklist of Her Imprints [2013] for more on this remarkable woman.

Price: $375.00