The Cricket on the Hearth. A Fairy Tale of Home.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1846. 8vo. 32 pp. + 16 pp. publisher catalogue. 1/4" closed tear at spine; front cover has faint ink signature at top edge, creased bottom corners, several 1/4- 1/2" closed tears and 1" chip to fore-edge. Rear cover creased at top corner, several 1/2" closed tears, 3" chip to bottom corner (slightly affecting text). Sewn binding sound. Owner's ink signature at top of first page (p. 3). Dark dampstains to title page through p. 12; light foxing/small stains to rest of text. Corners creased, few nicks to some pages. Top edge (and some fore-edges) of catalogue section unopened. Scarce early U. S. edition, has been referred to as the first U.S. edition. Overall Good condition with stains as noted. Good Wraps (Item ID: 11459)