New-York: J. Q. Preble, Tubbs, Nesmith, and Teall, Printers and Stereotypers, (1854 dated preface-poem); red cloth boards with gold stamped elaborate design on top board and spine, blindstamped on bottom; gilt all around, no frontis; 2.2x3.25"; 95 pp with table of contents. Small hardback.
12 stories and poems somehow fit into this pretty little book, small enough to fit in a tiny pocket. Includes a reprint of Harriet Beecher Stowe's "The Tea Rose" (1842), poems by Alice Carey, a story about a little girl and her grandmother by Catherine Sinclair, Lillia's Grieve from Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life.
CONDITION: Very Good; no names or other marks, gilt bright on board, fading on spine; thick endpapers darkening or perhaps were tan originally, tight, no foxing or wrinkles, tender rear hinge. Item #19494