Boston. Phillips, Sampson and Company. 1857.
Seven handcolored lithographs, 22pp, 7 x 9 1/2 inches, color pictorial cover label on paper covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Light soiling to covers, edges rubbed, corners softly bumped, hinges split but still well attached, faint toning and some offsetting onto text pages, lower left corner of one plate abraded (well outside image area), owner inscription in pencil on verso of one plate. Images clean and bright. Still a nice copy of this most desirable children's book. Gorgeous illustrations of children and animals accompany stories: 'The Stork', 'The Mill', 'The Violet', 'Sunset. The Shepherd-boy Sings.', 'Saturday Eve.', 'The Birds' Nest.', and 'Spring's Departure'. Item #40553