Hole Book


Author: Peter Newell

Illustrator: Peter Newell

NEWELL, Peter. The Hole Book. NY: Harper & Brothers [1908]. 12mo, [48]pp. Blue cloth with color pictorial label affixed to the front. Full-page color illustrations on every other page. Light rubbing to lower spine end and corners, light scratching to paper label, paper covering hinges starting, but as this is a side-sewn book, it has no effect on the tightness or sturdiness of the volume. Overall, a clean, bright copy.

First edition When young Tom Potts “was fooling with a gun” it accidentally goes off and plows a hole through all of the town. One of the first great successful novelty books, featuring a hole (ostensibly created by the bullet) in the center of each page.