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Johnny and Maggie, and other stories. Boston: Crosby, Nichols, & Co., [1852–60?]. 16mo (15.3 cm; 6"). 48, 14 pp. (publisher's catalogue). $42.50
From the Young People's Library series. An endearing collection of children's stories accompanied by => five full-page wood engravings (including title-page and frontispiece), in addition to smaller ornamental illustrations. The stories include "Johnny and Maggie" (two dolls), "The Coffee Pot and the Milk Pitcher," and "M. Du Pratz and the Beavers."
Binding: Signed "Liebherre, GRA." Midnight blue or purple cloth with blind-stamped boards and richly gilt-stamped spine.
Provenance: On front free endpaper, "Present to Albert Loomis by N.L. Tilden, Teacher."
Sternick, Bibliography of 19th-century children's series books: 1291. Binding as above, minor rubbing of spine foot and crown, gilt very bright. Calligraphic inscription and ownership stamp to front endpapers; light foxing throughout. => Very good. (37749) Please RESHELVE This.
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