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Rattle And Prattle. For Little Carriage Makers And Young Car Builders. Christmas 1880. by Murphy And Co

Rattle And Prattle. For Little Carriage Makers And Young Car Builders. Christmas 1880.

by Murphy And Co

Publication: Murphy & Co, 1879, Newark

First edition. This is the original publication--not the modern, limited-edition reprint. [Company is not in Romaine, American Trade Catalogs]. 8vo. 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" color, pictorial wrappers, 16 pp., black & white illustrations throughout, full-color centerfold featuring "Christmas Chimes and Nursery Rhymes." Features include: Christmas Thoughts for Little Folks; The Car Painter's Boy; Hans Sauermilch's Boy; A Varnish Acrostic; Murphy's ABC System; Varnish Ballads; Scenes in the Gum-Copal Country; Bob's Queen; Polish; Happy New Year 1881. The Murphy Varnish Company was in business from 1865 to 1950. The varnish works was a barely profitable business in 1865, Franklin Murphy's father gave his son a half-share in a weakly profitable varnish company shortly after the younger Murphy came home from the Civil War. Murphy emphasized a quality product and soon found himself running a profitable business. Before Franklin Murphy went into business, Americans seeking high-quality varnish had to import it from England. Original, color-pictorial wrappers; spotty foxing inside front and rear covers, else a clean and bright copy of a carriage and young car makers book for children.

Inventory Number: 41894

$600.00