Tiny Stories/For Little Folks.

New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 42, Bleeker St.; London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 9, Paternoster Row; Tit-Bit Story Series "D"; 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 sepia 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) The Watering Pot, Ironing for Dolly, and adult issues (drawings) Election Time, The Young Stoker, the News and War, making an interesting little book for a child. Harrison Weir sheep and partridge drawings. Scarce.

CONDITION: Very Good Minus; child's pencil name, 1/4" neat tear on lower margin of front cover, frontis, and title page, corners neat, spine rubbed, pages quite light and clean. Item #19574

Price: $60.00

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