Worcester [Mass.]: Published by S. A. Howland, 1850. A later edition. Original embossed cloth with a chain stripe pattern in purple and red, stamped in gilt, 4.75 x 3 inches, 128 pages, a.e.g. Color lithograph frontispiece by Sharp & Peirce, Boston. Woodcut illustration on the verso of the title page. Joints and corners somewhat rubbed, with some loss of the cloth; some foxing throughout; a very good copy. Item #20160
A popular book from Howland, this version in an attractive striped publisher's cloth with additional decorative detail (an embossed frame plus gilt-stamped ornaments, the lithographic frontispiece) likely meant to help the volume stand out in the stationer's shop. A later owner has added a small neat ballpoint date of 1850 to the yellow coated front free endpaper.