The History of Animals, et al.
New Haven: J. Babcock & Son (Sidney's Press), 1824. 32mo. Approximately 20 pp to each of 12 small chapbooks or toybooks. Chapbooks are bound together in leather over marbled boards. Decorated endpapers beautiful. Previous owner's (child) name pencilled to front end paper, dated 1830. Toybooks themselves lightly borwned and foxed. Original wraps are not present Black and white illustrations throughout. 12 different stories: History of Animals, History of Beasts, Present for Little Girls, Good Natured Little Boy, Ill-natured Little Boy, Cock Robin's Courtship and Marriage, Riddle Book for the Entertainment of Boys and Girls, Pictured Alphabet, Renowned History of Richard Whittington and the Cat, History of Birds, The History of the House that Jack Built, Death and Burial of Cock Robin. Very Good Quarter Leather (Item ID: 108634)