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The Little Italian Boy; and Other Stories

Cousin, Mary; Mitchell, A.W; Wyeth, S. Douglas)

Published by Protestant Episcopal Society (1849), New York, 1849
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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24mo. in brown cloth with design in blind, spine stamped in gilt. N.d. (1849) Presumed first editon. (2) engraved frontis, engraved title, 78 (2). Decorated capitals and small wood engravings in the text. A scarce mid-19th century chldren's book with moralistic tales; in the title page, a boy finds another young boy barefoot and sheltering under a hedge in snow covered countryside--his name is Beppo, he came from Italy via England, had some little animals to display in order to beg food but the last of them has died: "Are your pretty mice dead?" "Yes; and I would like to be the same." His is taken home to shelter with the first boy's family. Tight, some spotting to the covers nd more so to the spine strip; occasional staining to a few of the leaves. Original ownership signature and place notation of "Brooklyn, L.I." Ornate presentation bookplate front pastedown "Presented by the Church of The Messiah, Christmas, 1865". OCLC locates 9 copies only. Bookseller Inventory # E13766

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Title: The Little Italian Boy; and Other Stories

Publisher: Protestant Episcopal Society (1849), New York

Publication Date: 1849

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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