Item #22755 Stories in Rhyme. Mary Botham Howitt.
Stories in Rhyme
Stories in Rhyme
Stories in Rhyme

Stories in Rhyme

Boston: Brown, Bazin & Co. Young America Juvenile Library, 1855 1st, [co. 1854] brown cloth stamped boards, gilt spine with man holding banner, ivory endpapers, many woodcuts in text and as plates; 4.5 x 5.75"; 128 pp. Small 19th c.

Poems for small children. An interesting take on the animals, The Wolves turns into an anti war poem, the Beaver, "gentle and mild as a Lamb at play; Yet wise as any old learned sage," builds a skillful dam, and lives happily with his family, which inspires the hunter wild to think of his own dear babes and weep. Another poem tells of the visit of Old Christmas, (Father Christmas) dressed as a small farmer and generous to all "for he doth more good unto the poor/Than many a crowned king!" Mary Botham Howitt, an English writer, is known as an early translator of Hans Christian Andersen and for many works, chiefly for children, written over a long life, both independently and with her husband William.

CONDITION: Good Plus; heavily foxed, otherwise quite nice, no names or marks, tight, good hinges, cover stamping sharp and gilt on spine bright, light bumps to extrems. Item #22755

Price: $225.00

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