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This is a Darling Antique Illustrated Children's Book titled Elsie and The Arkansaw Bear. By Albert Bigelow Paine. In Pictures by Frank Ver Beck. Henry Altemus, Philadelphia, 1909. 253 pp.

Hardcover with decorative trade binding front cover design showing a young girl hugging a bear (with a violin); black and white line illustrations (frontispiece and full-page and some vignette) show the little girl and the bears, some bars of music.

Good condition; spine lightly sunned; owner’s first name on front free endpaper.

Of interest to collectors of turn-of-the-century trade book design, children’s illustrated books, as well as books on bears.

Antique Illustrated Children's Book Elsie and The Arkansaw Bear by Albert Bigelow Paine 1909 Decorative Binding


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Material: Paper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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