New York: The Century Company, . First edition, second issue (with the De Vinne Press seal low on the copyright page). Black and white illustrations by the author throughout. Joints, board edges lightly worn, front free endpaper repaired with cellophane tape. First gathering loose. Still, on the whole a good, clean copy of a fragile book. Pictorial boards, partially browned. Quarto. .[xii], 144 pp. Item #12804
The first of the Brownie books. Cox (1840-1924), a Canadian-born artist and author, was seeking a continuing theme for his contributions to St. Nicholas Magazine and remembered characters from Scottish fairy tales he had heard as a child. The Brownie books were a tremendous success.
From Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 84.