Libretto of Palmer Cox's Brownies - Words by Palmer Cox, Author of the famous Brownie Books. Music by Malcolm Douglas. Managed and controlled exclusively by C.B. Jefferson, Klaw & Erlanger.
Chicago: Will Rossiter, the Popular Song Publisher, 1894. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about 15p., presswork on very acidic stock, 10.7x7.8 inches with front and back covers on tinted alkaline stuff (robin's-egg blue printed dark red) that alkaline or not are quite fragile. All leaves detached or nearly so at the spinefold, expect edgewear with more to come, short marginal tears, several with verso tape repairs. Poor to fair copy, complete but disbound.
Dated from song credits, which agree with each other. A year or two ago OCLC located five holdings, including Princeton's Cotsen Collection which describes its copy's cover as depicting "children performing various tasks". Our cover has a decorative title and typography set within a border of a group of Brownies being chased by a Brownie policeman, all designed by Cox.