Eight-page Chapbook Format
The “quarto” chapbook pictured below is typical of those from the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Its front page includes a woodcut that would probably have been used to illustrate other chapbooks with different poems. The paper is of a poor, inexpensive quality, which has caused it to turn brown and become brittle.
The blue lines indicate the upper edge of each page when the chapbook is folded. Pages that appear upside-down here have been re-oriented in the individual images for readability.
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