No place listed [Philadelphia]: Jane Eayre Fryer [and Winston], 1916. Jane Allen BOYER. First Edition. Cloth. First edition. 8vo; 144pp; royal blue cloth over board, color pictorial onlay to front with title, gilt-stamped spine, spine stamped, “Winston” at tail; bookseller’s ticket to front pastedown, “P.O. News Stand, 25 W. Park Street, Butte, Mont.”; gift inscription in light pencil to ffep; color half-tone frontispiece; title page printed in red and blue; text in blue, headline in blue over a red line, head-piece in red enclosing the first letter of the first word; one fold-out page printed in black; illustrations within text; lightly cocked forward, light shelf-wear to boards; bright and binding tight; near fine. Near fine. Item #1165
An early printing of this Mary Frances book, Jane Eayre Fryer’s name appearing on the copyright page, no place of printing listed, and “Winston” stamped only on the spine. Jane Fryer self-published several of her early Mary Frances books, they were printed by the John C. Winston Company in Philadelphia. A school teacher in New Jersey, Fryer understood children and how they best learned. As with her other books, she tackles a complex subject for children but placing the information in story form, this book covering emergency first aid treatment. Jane Boyer’s charming illustrations appear within the text. Difficult to find in any condition, this one is exceptionally clean and bright. Scarce in the marketplace.