New York. Thomas Nelson and Sons. No date. Ca. 1860s.
Black and white in-text illustration on each page, unpaginated (approximately 32 pages), 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches, color pictorial paper covered boards (hardbound). Covers worn and soiled with paper loss to front corners and spine, covers loose and separated at spine, faint scattered soiling throughout, pencil inscription to front pastedown and rear endpaper. This charming and scarce early title features short single page stories such as: A Mermaid, The Idle Wasp, The Dodo, Marching to the Battle-Field, Jack Tar at Sea, Indians and Wigwams, The Cuttle-Fish, etc. This is one of a series of titles by Mrs. George Cupples, each "WITH A PICTURE ON EVERY PAGE"; the reverse of the title page lists 11 others including "Pretty Betty" and "Mary and her Doll." Item #42759