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Picture & Story for Boys by  Mrs. C[aroline] E. K[elly] DAVIS - First Edition - 1878 - from Lorne Bair Rare Books and

Picture & Story for Boys

by DAVIS, Mrs. C[aroline] E. K[elly]

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Boston: D. Lothrop and Company, 1878. First Edition. Octavo (18cm); green publisher's cloth, stamped in black and gilt, with tipped-on color illustration; 184+[4]pp, frontis. General wear and soiling to boards and text; boards rubbed, extremities chapped with minor material loss; textblock foxed throughout; front pastedown partially detached from textblock, with exposed lining. Else, Very Good, scarce. Each verso in this volume contains a very short story, accompanied by its own (uncredited) plate illustration on the recto. Stories are geared for very young readers and intended to promote good behavior and moral values, if peppered with some harrowing things, e.g., multiple dead cats, Napoleon Bonaparte looking sad, "heathen" religions, and the ominous future for "Idle Harry", who ruined the family clock, quarreled with his sister, and cut his face while playing with razors. Author C.E.K. Davis produced several other volumes like this, including "Papa's Boy" (1875), "Dotty" (1879), and "Brave Donald" (1888). Appended with four pages of advertising from D. Lothrop.

  • Bookseller: Lorne Bair Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 46854
  • Title: Picture & Story for Boys
  • Author: DAVIS, Mrs. C[aroline] E. K[elly]
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: D. Lothrop and Company
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1878
  • Bookseller catalogs: Illustrators; Literature Before 1900;


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