[CHAPBOOK]. [BOOKSELLERS]. The Shipwreck; or, Humanity Rewarded. New Haven - 1820 Juvenile Chapbook.
[CHAPBOOK]. [BOOKSELLERS]. The Shipwreck; or, Humanity Rewarded
[CHAPBOOK]. [BOOKSELLERS]. The Shipwreck; or, Humanity Rewarded
[CHAPBOOK]. [BOOKSELLERS]. The Shipwreck; or, Humanity Rewarded
[CHAPBOOK]. [BOOKSELLERS]. The Shipwreck; or, Humanity Rewarded
[CHAPBOOK]. [BOOKSELLERS]. The Shipwreck; or, Humanity Rewarded
[CHAPBOOK]. [BOOKSELLERS]. The Shipwreck; or, Humanity Rewarded

[CHAPBOOK]. [BOOKSELLERS]. The Shipwreck; or, Humanity Rewarded

New-Haven, CT: Sidney's Press for J. Babcock & Son, 1820. 32mo. (103 x 60 mm). Woocut frontispiece, title-page, alphabet on verso with uppercase roman and italic type, pp. [5]-30 + 1 p. ads for J. Babcock & Son. Contemporary (original?) American "Dutch" gilt floral wrappers, stitched (overcase stitching at a later date), edges of textblock worn, some foxing and browning. Contemporary ownership notes on frontipiece, title, and elsewhere. Good. Item #3277

¶ Too lazy for being a bookseller (!)

¶ Well-used American cautionary nautical tales for children, preserved in charming contemporary American "Dutch" gilt floral wrappers. The first tale includes a wayward younger brother who “had been placed in several situations; but, too indolent for labour, and too volatile for application, he had abandoned some, and had been discarded from others. His last employment had been with a BOOK-SELLER, where he was obliged to be more attentive to business than he had been accustomed to. This roused his indignant spirit, and he soon after quitted it.”

¶ Interestingly, one of the tales originates in Dutchess County, the other is set in Egg-Harbor, each suggesting good conduct and industry are best calculated to protect youth who are lost at sea (or who have been reduced to begging on shore after disastrous voyages).

¶ Welch 1202.3 (noting that the chapbook was first published as "The Shipwreck and Benevolence Rewarded" in 1808 (New York, Jansen and Jansen). American Imprints 3218.

Price: $300.00

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