Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1876. First Edition. Cloth. First edition. One of the Flaxie Frizzle Stories series. 12mo; 182pp; dark green cloth over board, black Aesthetic-style design of flowers stamped in black, gilt-stamped vignette of a girl holding on to her hat in blowing wind to front board; child’s ownership bookplate to ffep; publisher’s ad for Sophie May’s Little Folks’ Books inserted before fp; engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated title page; lightly cocked forward, a few spots; very good plus. Very good +. Item #1169
The stories and adventures of a little girl named Mary Gray, called Flaxie Frizzle because of her light curly hair and a “curly nose”; “that is, her nose curled up at the end a wee bit, just enough to make it look cunning”.