Oak Hall Pictorial
Boston: Oak Hall, n.d., ca. 1870s. "Twenty-Fifth Edition" Square 12mo (14.5cm.); pictorial side-stitched cream wrappers; 29pp.; illus. throughout. Bottom two-thirds of spine split, wrappers a bit dust-soiled, else Good or better, internally fine.
Juvenile reader issued by the Boston Oak Hall Clothing House, run by George W. Simmons & Son. The story, told in rhyme, describes the many wonders of the department store, together with line drawings ("These are the clerks, polite and gay, / Who serve the people, day by day, / At famous Oak Hall in North Street").