TOM THUMB'S FOLIO: or, A New Threepenny Plaything for Little Giants.; To Which is Prefixed, an Abstract of the Life of Mr. Thumb, and an Historical Account of the Wonderful Deeds He Performed. Together with Some Anecdotes Respecting Grumbo the Great Giant. Children's Chapbook.
TOM THUMB'S FOLIO: or, A New Threepenny Plaything for Little Giants.; To Which is Prefixed, an Abstract of the Life of Mr. Thumb, and an Historical Account of the Wonderful Deeds He Performed. Together with Some Anecdotes Respecting Grumbo the Great Giant.

TOM THUMB'S FOLIO: or, A New Threepenny Plaything for Little Giants.; To Which is Prefixed, an Abstract of the Life of Mr. Thumb, and an Historical Account of the Wonderful Deeds He Performed. Together with Some Anecdotes Respecting Grumbo the Great Giant.

Worcester, Massachusetts: Printed by Isaiah Thomas, and Sold Wholesale and Retail, at His Bookstore, 1794. "The Second Worcester Edition" (Evans 27800; Welch 1315.12). Not in Rosenbach, though see 185, for a 1794 Samuel Hall edition. [3] - 31, [1]. Lacks A1, chapbook begins with title leaf. Last page affixed to rear cover, which is detached. Illustrated with cuts. 16mo. 4" x 2-1/2". Lacks front cover, with paste-paper rear cover. Once placed in grey card stock boards, now all housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Period poi to left side of t.p. [concluding with "Templeton, AD 1813"]. PO annotations to A2v. Rear wrapper backed with fine weave mull, with some minor loss to text. Age-toning. A Good copy of this survivor. Item #49906

Rare, ESTC shows just the AAS copy; Welch adds Newark Public Library.

RBH's database shows no copies of this 18th C. edition as coming before the trade. A copy of the 1796 edition [Welch 1315.14] fetched low 4-figures, back in 1988.

Price: $2,250.00

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