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 page numbers indicate the orientation of each page relative to the others. Pages that appear upside-down here have been re-oriented in the individual images for readability.