New York: J. B. Lippincott & Co., (1881); on the front little girl with glasses seated at a table with her doll, examining (an insect cage?), on white heavily sized cloth with black print, 4 folded sheets making 14 interior pages; 5.8x7.75. Toploader fabric.
Each page has a large print primer story. "Do you see this dog with a bell? He must be a very nice dog to ring the bell all alone. I hope the maid will let him in.." The fine linen allows for detail in the woodcuts.
CONDITION: Repaired to Good Plus state; sloppy modern re-sewing of binding has been removed, pages aligned and hand tacked inconspicuously, 19th c names, "Elmer Hawkin's Book", two small numbers near title on front, ow flawed by lightly frayed top edge and curled bottom corners, light soil. Item #17317