New Haven: Printed and Published by S. [Sidney] Babcock`, No date [c. 1840s]. Wraps. [JUVENILE] [CHAPBOOK]. 32mo (4 3/8” x 2 ¾”); 16pp; pale pink or light tan wrapper, decorative borders and wood-engraved vignette of a mother and child on front, rear wrapper publisher’s ad for “Toy Books, Beautifully Embellished with Superior Engravings for the Mind and the Eye;” full page illustration on wrapper pp 2 and 3; vignette and decorative borders on title page; ownership and inscription on wrapper pp2; small wood engraved vignettes in text; separation at spine fold ¼” at head and 1 ½” at foot, light hand soiling; very good minus. Very good. Item #1406
Seventeen small wood engraved vignettes illustrate the text with decorative borders on each page. The text reads as a conversation between a mother and daughter about animals and their use to man, a discussion about textiles and their source, and ends with a religious reminder they are all provided by God. Beautifully printed by Sidney Babcock from the New Haven family of printers.