Lee and Shepard, 1864, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated
LESLIE, MRS. MADELINE (Harriette N. Baker). Minnie's Pet Dog, Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1864. 16mo (6 inches high), likely first edition but I can't verify that, pp. 152, 2 (ads), blue cloth boards with floral gilt decoration to spine outlining blue lettering, blind-stamped borders around floral decoration on front and back, former owner's name on free front endpaper, illustrated second title page and two plates by John N. Hyde, engraved by Kilburn & Mallory of Boston. A part of Baker's Minnie's Pet series, which involved various domestic animals. The present copy is a remarkable survivor from the Civil War era, bright, showing only slight wear at the extremities and scattered light foxing. Scarce, not in Sabin. NUC locates only three copies in university libraries. Size: 16mo (very small). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Children. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53680.