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    The Adventures of Mr. Obadiah Oldbuck - First Printing - Brother Jonathan Extra IX (Wilson and Company, 1842) Condition: Fair/Good.
    Looking for a copy of the very first, bar none, "comic book" published in America? This is it, folks! Published 165 years ago, this rare gem is almost 100 years older than Action Comics #1 and it's a far scarcer item to boot -- less than a dozen copies have been confirmed to exist, several of which are owned by institutions and unlikely ever to be offered to collectors. This copy was removed from an old bound volume, and has some spine damage and staining, but is quite readable. The page quality is slightly brittle along the outer edges, as to be expected for paper this old, but is still quite presentable. Enjoy reading Rodolphe Töpffer's pioneer "graphic novel", written and drawn before your grandfather was born! 2008 Overstreet Fair 1.0 value = $2,200; Good 2.0 value = $4,400.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    13th-15th Thursday-Saturday
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