Carrot-pomade with twenty-six illustrations. Augustus Hoppin.
Carrot-pomade with twenty-six illustrations

Carrot-pomade with twenty-six illustrations

New York: James G. Gregory, publisher, 1864. First edition, 8vo, pp. [32]; 26 full-page illustrations, one for each letter of the alphabet; original card wrappers bound in brown morocco-backed green paper-covered boards; front wrapper worn, with some creasing, the illustrations lightly spotted, the spine a bit sunned; all else very good. Each letter begins a rhyme, and each has an accompanying illustration. Together they tell the story of the origin, manufacture, and use of a hair dressing that was meant to cure baldness "on the waste places of the human cranium." Item #56760

Price: $275.00

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