Chapbook



a small book or pamphlet of popular tales, ballads, etc., formerly hawked about by chapmen.
a small book or pamphlet, often of poetry.
noun
a book of popular ballads, stories, etc, formerly sold by chapmen or pedlars
n.

also chap-book, 1824, shortened from chap(man) book, so called because chapmen (see cheap) once sold such books on the street. A modern word for a type of old book.

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