Mama's Stories/For Little Folks.

New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 42, Bleeker St, "K".; London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 9, Paternoster Row; Tit-Bit Story Series; no date ca 1888 based on style and owner inscription; tiny books in wraps with publisher's sewn binding covered by coloured illustrations bordered in leaves and red berries, coloured frontis plate glued in both intricate little paintings with dull gold sky, and 24 interior pages with either drawing or silhouette in red facing brief text; the frontispieces were used interchangeably with the covers on different books in this series; 3 x 3.5" Toploader small softcover story.

A sweet little series with coloured illustrations in imitation of Kate Greenaway and nice line drawings all by the same hand in the three little books I have seen. The stories alternate between child centered ones (silhouettes, sometimes comic) blowing bubbles, a letter from the Post-Man, and adult issues (drawings) most of these dealing with temperance, unlike the earlier ones in this series, making an interesting little book for a child. Scarce. Also issued in hardback.

CONDITION: Good Minus; "Little Andrew from his Mama with a Merry Christmas, 1881" and in later handwriting, "Given to Laura K's Brother when he was a boy" white of binding and most pages quite soiled, spine and rear hinge taped, crease on back cover. Item #19573

Price: $15.00

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