Tom, Tom the Piper's Son. (Hurlbut, Carl, felt book)

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Such an amazing idea! The thin, fine felt takes the print quite clearly and makes a nice light little book, if a bit dull on the cover. Ten nursery rhymes with lively illustrations.

$250.00

 

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Tom, Tom the Piper's Son.  (Hurlbut, Carl, felt book)
Tom, Tom the Piper's Son.  (Hurlbut, Carl, felt book)
Tom, Tom the Piper's Son.  (Hurlbut, Carl, felt book)
Tom, Tom the Piper's Son.  (Hurlbut, Carl, felt book)
Tom, Tom the Piper's Son.
Mother Goose. (Hurlbut, Carl].)
/Carl Hurlbut, illustrator.
Akron, Ohio: Kohler & Co, no date, co by S. H. Kohler; cover with Tom piping to lamb dancing in a grey pasture with blue sky and clouds, on the back in a cartouche, a toy lamb with Kohler's Felt Toy Books, "The Original Felt Books; three sheets of felt sewn together making ten interior pages; 4.8x6.8"; np.
Picture Book Cloth.
CONDITION: Very Good; felt on all pages has probably darkened esp front, a trace of the 3/8" spot on first two pages is visible on front, tiny nick on back to white, edges dark, sewing very tight (recessed because this is felt), no tears, creases, or thinning.
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Tom, Tom the Piper's Son.  (Hurlbut, Carl, felt book)
Control Number: 
17391

Comments

I have a simlilar book just

I have a simlilar book just like this from 1909. Its called Visiting the Circus. I think it may be the only one in existence. I would like to sell it, but I just can't find any sort of information on it at all. Its in great shape too. Ever heard of it?

Re: Kohler Felt Toy

Re: Kohler Felt Toy Books

One other dealer and I have had the same Kohler felt books on abe for a while, so I have been looking for others, but I have seen only a couple in the last ten years.

I think they must have been uneconomic to produce so must have had small print runs. Perhaps mothers didn't like the fact that they couldn't be washed. They are actually very sturdy. Google "kohler felt books" and you will see a Publisher's weekly notice for 1908 that mentions 4 series with 14 titles "made of a material that is practically indestructible" Made by Anderson & Stoner in Akron, Ohio.... Or perhaps moths got to them!

However, I just saw a Visiting the Circus on Ebay, perhaps yours? A nice book.

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