SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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The Bird's Nest Stories.

A short collection of anecdotes on various topics, from the elephant to idol worship, having tea parties, and making snowmen, among others.

New York: Geo. A. Leavitt, [nd c 1850]
New York: Geo. A. Leavitt, [nd c 1850]

Delightful small children's book of short stories published in full red cloth with the title in gilt to spine, and decoration in blind to the boards. Boards are slightly worn, corners bumped, and the spine worn at the top and tail. Contents are mildly toned and foxed but good. (Part) Pencilled inscription to front pastedown. Coloured plates in order: 1. Title page. The Summer House and Other Stories. 2. The Summer House. 3. The Idol. 4. The Snowman. 5. The Tea Party. 6. The Elephant. 7. The Blind Man. 8. The Boy and the Goat. 9. Columbus and the Egg. 10. The Quarrel. 11. The Story. 12. The Watcher. 13. The Flower Garden. 14. The Lesson. 15. The Savoyard. 16. Title page. The Skating Party and Other Stories. 17. Skating Party. 18. The Arrest. 19. The Soldiers. 20. The Depot. 21. The Postmaster. 22. The Funeral. 23. Scissors Grinder. 24. [no caption] small winged cherub with trumpets sitting on top of a global world. 25. Haymaking. 26. Mischievous Harry. 27. Snowballing. 28. The Rescue. 29. The Burial. 30. Blind Man's Bluff. 31. The Magnetic 32. The Studious and Idle Boy.