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1850s Fabric Covered Book

1850s Fabric Covered Book
1850s Fabric Covered Book
1850s Fabric Covered Book
1850s Fabric Covered Book
1850s Fabric Covered Book
1850s Fabric Covered Book
1850s Fabric Covered Book
1850s Fabric Covered Book
I've had the very good fortune to purchase a few things out of a friend's private collection. This is one of them.

When she first showed me the book, I simply could not get past the fabric cover but then, upon opening and leafing through the pages, I found a simply marvelous 1850's Arithmetic Book whose illustrations and lessons provide a window into life during that time. Words like "cricket seats", "cooper" "sugar loaves" captured my imagination and had me sitting and reading the lessons through to the end.

Problems such as "A young cooper worked 3 days, and made 1 barrel each day..." or "7 sugar-loaves are on a shelf; one of them has the top broken off"... but my all-time favorite was "There were 7 farmers, 3 of whom drank rum and whisky, and became miserable; the rest drank water, and were happy and healthy. How many drank water?" I've included many photos of the pages and illustration just to give you a glimpse into how very charming this book is.

The book itself measures 7 1/4 inches long by 5 inches wide and is covered in a drop-dead polished cotton in a tumbling block print. It is fabulous. It has some minor wear attendant with age and use. The inside cover is signed in pencil "George A Himelreichs Book - Leesport Jan the 6 1858". The interior pages are in excellent condition.

This is a fabric and book collector's dream (the two in one deal) and rare find, not to mention a wonderful portal into the past.

Price: SOLD

The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.

Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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