LITTLE JESSIE'S WORK. Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union, No. 1122 Chestnut St., n.d. [1860?]. 12mo, pp. [1-4] 5-36, frontispiece, small vignette on title page, original decorated brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow endpapers. First U.S. edition. An American reprint of the London 1857 edition. First separate edition, after an 1857 New York omnibus edition of this title together with THE BROKEN ROSEBUDS. Fry was the author of many books of this type, including THE YOUNG HOP-PICKERS, MARGARET CRAVEN, THE GOLDEN MUSHROOM, and THE YANKEE ENTERPRISE. Allibone Supplement, p. 636. Tiny chip from upper spine end and a few small damp spots on front and back covers, a bright, near fine copy. This copy has an inscription on the front free endpaper "Mrs. H. Stearns, from her affectionate grand-daughter, E. L. Tolman, March 13, 1860," and below it "Elizabeth L. Tolman, March 14, 1861." This is perhaps the Elizabeth L.Tolman who married George W. Smith, who served in the New York National Guard in the Civil War. This copy came from the library of a New York City area family. (#132600).
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