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The Little Street Sweeper; or Life Among the Poor, by Samuel B Halliday

The Little Street Sweeper; or Life Among the Poor, by Samuel B Halliday

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The Little Street Sweeper; or Life Among the Poor, by Samuel B Halliday

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The Little Street Sweeper; or Life Among the Poor, by Samuel B Halliday

New York: Phinney, Blakeman & Mason, 1861.

Frontispiece portrait.

8vo, 356pp; elaborate blind-tooled full leather covers, gilt spine with titled label.

First edition, PRESENTATION COPY inscribed on the front free endpaper "Genl Howard with warmest regards of the Author. New York, May 10 / 66". The recipient known as "the Christian General," Oliver Otis Howard, is a unique figure in Civil War history. His reputation as an efficient and personally courageous officer led to his eventually serving as superintendent of West Point and he founded Howard University in 1867. The author (1812-1897) was missionary to the American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless. This work supplements his 1859 "Lost and Found, or Life Among the Poor" with 12 editions published into the twentieth century.

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Bookseller
BATTLEDORE LTD US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
VBF06
Title
The Little Street Sweeper; or Life Among the Poor, by Samuel B Halliday
Author
(STREET LIFE)
Illustrator
Frontispiece portrait
Format/Binding
Elaborate blind-tooled full leather covers, gilt spine with titled label
Book Condition
Used - Very attractive copy
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Phinney, Blakeman & Mason,
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1861
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
social history, childhood, children, poor,
Bookseller catalogs
Communist, Socialist, Utopian;
Size
8vo, 356pp;
Vbf_category
10110

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About BATTLEDORE LTD

Founded in 1988, Battledore has been promoting children's books and related references/bibliographies through catalogues, by direct mail, online internet sales and special exhibitions, including the annual ABAA Antiquarian Rare Books Fair in New York City (Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street). Since 2002 we have maintained a "by appointment" store front gallery in Kingston NY that is fully operational. For scheduling a visit to discuss collection development, please email us at battledore@mail.com. The President of Battledore Ltd has represented Maurice Sendak as liaison for private collectors and institutions worldwide from 1970 thru 2003 and continues to maintain a fine inventory of his original artwork along with curated selections of original illustration art for children's books by other well-recognized artists and illustrators.

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