Category: Chapbooks


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NEW YEAR'S EVE; or What Can I Do for the Poor

By: Anon

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Charles Gilpin, 5 Bishopsgate Without: 1845

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa115

31pp. Yellow card covers with attractive marrble paper spine. Sewn binding. Dec. border enclosing the title-page on the front cover. A morality tale depicting the plight of the poor in Victorian England.Rare item. No copy found. View more info

THE ARABIAN YOUTH A New and True Story

By: Anon

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Thomas Groom, Islington Row: 1847

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa166

ND [1847?] 18pp. Only one second edition found in the WorldCat [BL]. A rare Christain tract bound in green card sewn wrappers and with a small oblong title block pasted to the front cover View more info


By: Anon

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, James Burns, 17 Portman Street: 1842

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa197

40pp. Frontis. engraving by Cleghorn and a portrait of Wlton to the title-page. Tailpiece engraving vignette at the end. Green printed wrappers with a vignette engraving to the rear. Titles to the front cover enclosed within a single ruled border with corner decoration. 14x9cms. Extremely rare. No copy traced View more info

HINTS ON DAILY MEDITATION and Examination for Every Day of the Month with Short Prayers

By: Anon

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Bath, Binns & Goodwin: 1842

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: Pa210

nd [1842].148; [4 pub. cat.] pp. Fine Victorian cloth binding. Sold by Simpkin, Marshall and Co. etc London.Very scarce tract. By the author of 'Prayers for private use' View more info

THE VILLAGE CHATTERBOX At School and At Home By The Author of 'Aunt Hester and Her Niece Jane'

By: Anon.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1861

Edition: 1st and only Edition

Seller ID: Pa109

ND [1861] 36pp. Engraved frontis. plate. Original lilac card covers. Pretty decorated borders enclosing the titles. A very rare item. No trace of the other title mentioned and unknown writer. [1 copy only BL 003794056] View more info


By: Anon.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Doncaster, Brooke and Co., High Street:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa110

12pp. Original brown paper wrappers. Simple dec. border enclosing printed titles. Sewn binding. No inscriptions, marks or wear. A rare chapbook from a provincial press. View more info

THE PRECIOUS STONES IN THE KING'S HOUSE By the Author of the'Garden In The Wilderness']

By: Anon.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Joseph Masters: 1854

Edition: 2nd edition

Seller ID: Pa167

41pp. 15 cm. Attractive original card covers with a diagonal pattern and the the titles enclosed within a small dec. oblong frame. No inscriptions. A lovely copy of a rare tract. ONly one copy in the WorldCat at the British Library. Some rubbing but near fine. Intersting not in the adver to the last blank page that any profits will be devoted to the'cry for Help from Shoreditch' [East End of London]. View more info

ALLEN WHITE The Country Lad in Town

By: Anon.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Book Society: 1863

Seller ID: Pa226

119pp. Frontis. and 3 plates. Printed W. Butler, Frome. No date but c1863. 3 copies located in Copac. Grubby example of a scarce religious booklet. Attractive cloth binding withraised dec. papettern and gilt titles enclosed in a floral garland to the cover and spine. Lacks front free end-paper. View more info

HUMPTY SAM A Tale of the Sea

By: Bunbury, Selina

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society, 56 Paternoster Row and 164 Picadilly:

Seller ID: Pa112

ND.[c1845] 24pp. Sewn binding. A small tract for childre with an attractive engraving to the tile-page depicting asailor mending his nets with a young lady watching him work. Selina Bunbury was an Anglo-Irish writer [1802-1882]. 12x9cms. Very scarce religious tract. This was available for 3/6p. per 100 from the publishers but now rare. No copy traced. View more info

THE PATIENCE OF HOPE Recollections of Elizabeth Casselden Late of Tunbridge Wells;

By: Burder, Thomas Harrison

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society; Depository, 56 Paternoster Row and 65 St. Paul's Churchyard: 1846

Edition: re-issue

Seller ID: Pa171

2 tracts bound in one volume. 72pp; 36pp. RECOLLECTIONS ND but c 1846. Orig, quarter calf with marbled boards. From the library at Frickley Hall, Leeds. Two copies only [BL; Nat. Trust] View more info


By: Elizabeth Anne

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Doncaster, C.White, Baxter-gate: 1846

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa195

ND c1842. 28pp. 11x7cms. Plain brown wrappers. Lovely condition but a trifle dusty. NO copy recorded in Worldcat or Copac. The last months in the life of a young woman in 1846 as related by her sister 'Elizabeth Anne]. View more info

LITTLE AGGIES Fresh Snow Drops and What They Did in One Day

By: F.M.S.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson & Sons: 1864

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa230

120pp, Frontis. and engraved title-page and 3 plates to the text [all un-coloured as issued]. Head and tail decorations. 4 stories in one book. Original green cloth with gilt title block enclosed in a blind stamped border with decoration. No fading or inscriptions nut a trifle handled. A nice copy. View more info

EWIN LLOYD or How We All Got On

By: Kelly, Ellinor J.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John Morgan, 10 Paternoster Row: 1865

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa220

256pp, 8pp [pub. cat.]. Colour frontipiece by W. Dickes and 2 plates in the text.. Original embossed purple buckram binding with gilt dec. blocked titles tot he spine. Trifle sunned but a scarce book in near fine condition. By the author of 'Francie's Pocket-Money'. Printed by Robert K. Burt View more info


By: Luff, William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Stirling, Drummonds Tract Depot: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: Pa219

ND c1902. 96pp. Green linen covers. A religious tract. Sold in London by S.W. Partridge & Co. View more info


By: Marsh, Miss C.M.]

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet & Co. 21 Berners Street: 1872

Seller ID: Pa144

154,000 copy. Blue printed wrappers. 'By the author of English Hearts and English Hands', Despite a massive sales figure surprisingly scarce. BL copy is 193,000 [!!]. A nice copy, almost fine. View more info


By: More, Hannah]

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 77 Great Queen Street: 1840

Edition: original edition

Seller ID: Pa121

64pp. Wood-cut frontis. 2 plates and 1 text vignette. Original pink card wrappers with decorative border enclosing the titles. [faded]. Two parts in one booklet. View more info

THE TWO SISTERS No 30 or Martha and Mary

By: Mortimer, Favell Lee

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, John Hatchard and Son: 1848

Seller ID: Pa192

8pp. By the author of'Peep of Day' Woodcut engraving to the head of the text. Rear cover has a prayer enclosed with a dec. border. [Favell Lee Mortinmer 1802-1878].Sewn printed paper wrappers. Only 2 copies recorded on WorldCat. 10x7cms. Interesting article on Wikipedia profiling the author. View more info


By: Murchison, Margaret

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, S.W. Partridge: 1863

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: Pa150

Engraved frontis.32pp. Vignette engraved title-page,Original illus. paper cover. From Partridges Threepence Illus. books series. A rare survivor. Only one copy recorded [BL]. View more info


By: Oxenden, Rev. A.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Wertheim Macintosh, and Hunt: 1859

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: Pa149

16pp. A rare pamplet responding to the 'Religous Revivals' in the Americas. Oxenden [1808-1892] was later, after studying at Oxford, Bishop of Monreal. 3 copies only on Copac View more info


By: Religious Tract

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society; Depository, 56 Paternoster Row and 65 St. Paul's Churchyard: 1850

Edition: re-issue

Seller ID: Pa169

2 tracts bound in one volume. 72pp; 36pp. Both with frontis. engraved plates. Watton Church and 'A Domestic Scene', ND but c 1850. Orig, quarter calf with marbled boards. From the library at Frickley Hall, Leeds.[Orig. pub. 1837]. One copy only trace [BL} View more info