The Play-Day Book, New Stories for Little Folks.

Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856., Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856., Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856., Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856.

The topics of these lively, independent stories seem rather adult though they are intended to be read aloud to younger children. "...those for whom it is too old now, can look at the pictures and learn to read, little by little, by spelling out the words in the stories... I meant it to read when you are out of school, and want to be amused." FF's first book, Fern Leaves, was an instant best seller, reprinted many times. It was followed by an adult novel, Ruth Hall. This first edition of her third book may contain stories not included in later reprints. Her work is of interest to feminist scholars. Not didactic.

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Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856.
Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856.
Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856.
Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856.
The Play-Day Book, New Stories for Little Folks.
Fanny Fern (Mrs. Sarah Payson Willis Parton)
/Fred. M. Coffin, illustrator.
New York: Mason Brothers, 108 and 110 Duane Street, 1857/1856 co. probable first; red boards with blindstamped design of a network of leaves, which is gilt on spine, teal endpapers, frontis and plates throughout created for this book, and etched by different artisans, 12mo; 286 pp.
Juvenile hardback.
CONDITION: Fair; 19th c name, spine is virtually detached, boards quite clean with 1"x 1/4" stain, corners worn through up to half inch, loosening, some light foxing on page margins, but none in text, pages quite flat and clean, one page detached. A good candidate for rebinding.
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Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856.
Play-Day Book by Fanny Fern/Coffin, illus Mason Brothers 1857/1856.
Control Number: 
18850