THE HISTORY OF SAM THE SPORTSMAN; (From an Old Chap Book). Frank Adams, James Kendrew.
THE HISTORY OF SAM THE SPORTSMAN; (From an Old Chap Book).
THE HISTORY OF SAM THE SPORTSMAN; (From an Old Chap Book).

THE HISTORY OF SAM THE SPORTSMAN; (From an Old Chap Book).

New York: Dodge Publishing Co., no-date [circa 1910]. First U.S. edition, from the London plates. Frank Adams' large colorful illustrations for a story by James Kendrew (Kendrew's story was originally self-published in 1820 as a chapbook with small, unattributed woodcuts). Quarto red paper boards backed with red cloth (vs green for the London edition); color plate pasted to front. Boards visible at corners, front hinge starting to split and rear hinge split; otherwise about good or better. A horrifying children's story, in this cataloger's opinion, of a hunter taking pleasure in killing birds to take home to his wife who, of course, does all the rest of the work. At least they eat the birds. Scarce.
Item #55153

Price: $125.00

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