[no date, 1863 as listed in The American Catalogue of Books]. 16mo. (4.5 x 6.75"), 224p. frontispiece scene with tissue guard (tissue wrinkled and torn in half), two illustrations in text. Bound in original 19th century publisher's cloth with double blind-ruled borders around both covers, decorative gilt title and publisher's imprint on spine; rose colored close-textured cloth covers are faded (back cover less so), some cover spots and stains, corners and spine ends bumped and worn; pencil inscription with name and date (1870) on ffep; a few random small spots in text; binding tight; overall Good+. A rare Civil War era Christian fiction with a Swedish-American setting and characters, charmingly written. Only a few surviving copies listed or in libraries. Referenced in The Presbyterian Historical Almanac and Annual Remembrancer. vol. 7, publications of Henry Hoyt: "the choicest illustrated works, neither sectarian nor denominational, and yet eminently evangelical in their character and spirit.". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Eva, or The Swedish Sunday School; and ...
Publisher: Boston: Henry Hoyt
Publication Date: 1863
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Henry Hoyt, 1863. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Small octavo. 224p. frontispiece. Original green cloth. Light chipping, corners bumped. Scattered foxing. Bookseller Inventory # 1612300004