Homer, Winslow (illus).
Boston. Ticknor and Fields. 1868.
Vol. IV. BOUND VOLUME, 8.5 x 6 inches, 758 pp. Twelve monthly issues; slight vertical folds to some issues (due to mailing?) Color and black and white illustrations. Abrasion to leather spine, pencil notation to front free endpaper. No frontispiece to January number. The binding is in fair condition only; contents in good condition. "Our Young Folks" for 1868 is of particular interest to collectors for two reasons: the first of these is the initial appearance of the story "Holiday Romance" (in four parts: January, March, April, May) by Charles Dickens, and the second is the publication of three wood engravings by Winslow Homer. These engaging prints of children are "Watching the Crows" (June, light toning in small area of left margin); "The Strawberry Bed" (July, small dark spot at extreme edge of top margin); "Green Apples" (August). Each of the prints is in very good condition, with discoloration in margins noted. Additional illustrations by John Gilbert ("A Holiday Romance") and other artists. Item #48027