New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1870. Mother's Series. Wrappers. 12mo, brilliantly lithographed covers with 8 half-page colored illustrations on 8 pages. The original from which this was taken was authored by William Roscoe for the McLoughlin Brothers of New York probably between 1860 and 1875. Very Good +. Item #258
Very colorful and attractive version--though Bowdlerized--of Roscoe's edition that was published as part of McLoughlin's "Mother's Series." It "ushered in an era where children could sometimes be permitted to be amused without having to pay the penalty of being moralized and sentimentalized"--Quayle.
A key book for collectors of high-spot children's literature.
A solid copy of a fragile, colorful, and rare early children's book, though binding has been reinforced by hand-sewing. Pages clean, bright, and without any scribbling.