Merry and Wise: Being the Histories of James Hardy, or, Contentment Better than Riches; and Harry Woodley, or, The Fruits of Industry and Integrity. Mrs. Mary Durang.
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Merry and Wise: Being the Histories of James Hardy, or, Contentment Better than Riches; and Harry Woodley, or, The Fruits of Industry and Integrity.

Philadelphia, Fisher and Brothers,(1847) 8 South Sixth Street; red cloth stamped boards, thin pink endpapers, 6 handcoloured plates, 4.5x5.5"; 108 pp. Small hardback.

Bearing the same title as Newbery's, but not its tone. These two long stories promote industry and kindness to others, with frequent digressions to natural history.

CONDITION: Good Minus; contemporary gift inscription to Maranda Holcombe from her father, date illegible, boards extremely dirty and stained, spine title barely legible, pages better, with a bit of foxing to prelims but most clean and fairly bright. Item #21452

Price: $55.00

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