[Detroit? Jackson, MI? Detroit Lith. Co. @1880]. 5 1/2" x 3 3/8", oblong. Original pink title wrappers, with cartoon illustration on front wrapper. Stitched as issued.  pp. Each of the first 15 pages is a color plate by the Detroit Lithograph Company, with comic illustration demonstrating the superiority of the Jackson Wagon, the Company's signature product. Slight loosening, very minor wear, Near Fine.
Austin, Tomlinson & Webster Company became the largest wagon manufacturer in the world: the Company produced 5000 wagons in 1898. This rare trade catalogue is a series of comic illustrations. One shows a policeman dragging away a criminal, with two others escaping into the woods. The cartoon is captioned, "A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush." The policeman says, "If I could get a Jackson Wagon." Another shows "Africans Digging Gold to Buy Jackson Wagons With."
A rare, funny, unusual advertising booklet.
Not located in Winterthur, Romaine [see Romaine page 76 for another publication on the Jackson Wagon] or on OCLC as of April 2016. Item #27749