Item #22074 Troubles of Harry Careless. anon.
Troubles of Harry Careless.
Troubles of Harry Careless.

Troubles of Harry Careless.

New York: T. W. Strong, No. 98 Nassau-Street, Boston: W. G. Cottrell and Co. No. 64 Cornhill (ca 1848?, not G. W.) paper wraps with front cover lacking coloured illustration or "Going to Far" subtitle; back cover with publisher Strong's advertizement, showing warehouse building :"Engraver, Publisher, Bookseller Country Dealers Supplied" and very active street scene. 11 pages (cover backs used) handcoloured wood engravings and text within double lined border, stringbound, 4.3x7.3" Toploader small softcover chapbook.

A popular story, printed as early as 1796 (Worldcat) as Harry Heedless or The history of Charles Careful and Harry Heedless. Probably originally English since Harry attempts cricket. Despite the heavy moral, Both the author and children must have loved the escapades of this impulsive yet basically kind hearted boy. "There are very few boys, or girls, in the world, it is to be hoped, who are badly disposed, and who do mischief for the love of it. But there are many who are idle, careless, rash, headstrong, and imprudent; and who thus from want of thought, and too much excitement, behave very badly, and get into all kinds of unlucky scrapes." Nice wood engravings with very swift and sloppy hand colouring in green, magenta, and blue, perhaps Harry's work?. Scarce thus.

CONDITION: Very Good; no names or marks, all paper darkened with pale foxing and light even soil, 1/4" split at spine bottom but no other tears or chips, original string a little loose on one strand, otherwise a nice intact copy. Item #22074

Price: $65.00

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