Philadelphia / New York: George S. Appleton, 1844. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. Hardcover. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 1844. A lovely small volume of children's stories, many just several pages long. In the Preface, the author states "...my most earnest desire has been to awaken in the hearts of little children, kindly and affectionate feelings toward each other." Ms. Holmes used language that a child of three years old may understand. Woodcut frontispiece with tissue, illustrations throughout.
CONDITION: Hardbound brown publishers cloth embossed on cover with gold design. Backstrip is missing yet textblock is sound. Corner, edge wear and chipping, rubbed. Rear endpaper missing, name written on pastedown, title page and rear pastedown. Leaves are shaded, some moisture stains, yet easily read. Size 6"x5". Full refund if not satisfied. Very Good - / No Jacket.