Gorgeous book. Presumed first edition (no additional printings listed) ; ca 1880. Original orange and black stamped floral cloth, gilt bordered title. Illustrated tile page + 23 full page black and white engravings.
; Consists of single page short stories, with facing appropriate illustration, presenting various aspects of children's life, play, Christmas, etc during the 19th century. Includes a girl being saved by a fireman, two of organ grinders, one of two dogs pulling a cart, and other vignettes of the Victorian era. Children's.
Head and toe of spine is worn and .25" hole is cloth on spine. Corners and edges are slightly worn Inside front cover is hand written, "Fayette Library Established Jan 1869, San Pete County, Utah". No other Library mark. Else is very good. ; Preface, Contents, 208pps on Columbus, 2nd part is "The Life and Adventures of Amerigo Vespucci or Americus Vespucius, the Florentine" 25pps. Balance of book 10pps is a Glossary or explanations. ; 4" x 6"; 278 pages, Illustrated by With Engravings,