Breaking a Butterfly; or, Blanche Ellerslie's Ending. (Circulating Libraries). (Beverly, MA)

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1869. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Lending library copy with stamps for "Brown's New Depot and Circulating Library Opp. Post Office Beverly" in Massachusetts north of Boston. On the verso title page is pasted in small handbill for "George P Brown Dealer in Stationary ... (list of good sold)... Choice Fruit, Canned Goods, Pure Confectionary. Cabot Street, opp Post Office, Beverly" Rebound in period quarter calf, boards holding, pages torn and stained here and there. Title is less important than this book as an artifact of mid-19thC American circulating libraries often run from stationary, dry good or general stores depending on region and locale. Good+. Item #011934

Price: $50.00

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