London: Frederick Warne and Co., Bedford Street, Strand, Crofton Cousins Juveniles, [post 1865]probably early 1870s; blue boards with black stamped design, gilt all around, and large arched plate showing title and poor Lucy attempting to clean up her brother Ruthven's messy room; coloured lithograph frontis with Lucy pleading with Ruthven, 3.75x5.5"; 102 pp plus title lists of Warne's Star of Hope and Crofton Cousins collections. Small hardback.
Ruthven is heedless of the advice of his old nurse Mrs. Jermyn "a stitch in time..." In this continued narrative, Lucy continues to hold out hope for her brother though his careless behavior gets him in trouble.
CONDITION: Very Good; Joseph E. C. Hoffman, St. Matthew's Sunday School, has written his name and date, 1875, /twice in pencil, tiny rubs to extrems, shadow of laid in paper p 17; otherwise clean and straight with nice frontis and pages; original price from title lists, 9d. Item #21497