The Frolie Grasshopper Circus.

[Chicago: American Cereal Co., 1898].

Booklet, stapled in wrapper (14 x 9 cm.), 15, [1] pages. Illustrated throughout in chromolithograph and chromotypograph. Chromolithographs by "Forbes New York Boston Chicago"--Page [16], with lithographer's device (gothic letter F). Title and publication data from wrappers. FIRST EDITION (though some records indicate 1895, this is erroneous, and likely based on a trademark statement, “copyright, 1894, 1895, The American Cereal Co., Frolie, trade mark". Advertisement for Quaker Oats breakfast cereal featuring anthropomorphic grasshoppers dressed in pantomime or commedia dell'arte costumes. Nursery rhymes in verse. Fine. [OCLC locates nine copies].

Price: $90.00

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