Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 146 Chestnut Street, No date [c. 1827-1850]. Wraps. [CHAPBOOK] [RELIGION] [ILLUSTRATED]. Stereotyped by L.[Lawrence] Johnson. 32mo (4 1/8” x 2 11/16”); 7pp; cream wrapper, front has printed decorative border surrounding the lettering, rear wrapper features a young girl sitting on a stool and reading a book inside a decorative border; printer’s colophon on rear wrapper; publisher’s string binding; 6 engraved illustrations; light soiling and a few small spots; very good plus. OCLC locates 6 copies. AAS #356231. Very good +. Item #1818
The story of a girl called Little Sally and her efforts to do good and thereby please God. Lovely illustrations on every page with story text and several small religious rhymes. Particularly endearing is the illustration of Sally feeding her pet lamb from a spoon.
One of the many little booklets produced by the interdenominational American Sunday-School Union in Philadelphia (1824-1853 at this address) to teach moral truths, promote literacy, and aid in the spiritual development of children. Dating of this chapbook is based on the address of both the Union in Philadelphia and Lawrence Johnson’s print business from 1825-1850.