"Good plus" with lovely internal text block but with all four board corners peeking through the cloth and with rear board slightly warped so the book wants to stand open by an extra half-inch. Copyright 1885; dated MDCCCLXXXVI (1886) to red-and-black illustrated title page; the first edition of Pyle's first book. Gift inscription dated Christmas 1888 to Sam Cabot Jr., from "Uncle Walter," possibly the Walter Channing Cabot (b. 1829) who built the historic Paine Mansion in Brookline, Mass. (now on the National Register of Historic Places) for his daughter Ruth and son-in-law Robert Treat Paine, Jr. Small label of Boston booksellers W.B. Clarke & Co. to bottom of FFE. Includes "The Skillful Huntsman," "How Dame Margery Twist Saw More Than Was Good for Her," "Clever Peter and the Two Bottles," "Hans Hecklemann's Luck," "Farmer Griggs's Boggart," "The Apple of Contentment," etc. Phoenix symbol to rear board in orange and black with scroll bearing motto "Lateat Scintillula Forsan" ("a small spark may perhaps lie hidden,") the motto of the Society for the Recovery of Persons Apparently Drowned, founded in England 1774 and now known as The Royal Humane Society. Pyle is credited with developing, in his amusing line drawings, the first truly American school of book illustration. His first book, profusely illustrated in B&W. Not paginated; 2 pp. publisher's ads at rear. Reduced from $250. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Pepper & Salt / Or Seasoning for Young ...
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Publication Date: 1886
Illustrator: Pyle, Howard
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 1st Edition
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