Stories for Little Boys. An Amusing Book for the Moral Improvement of Children. Children's Books.
Stories for Little Boys. An Amusing Book for the Moral Improvement of Children.
Stories for Little Boys. An Amusing Book for the Moral Improvement of Children.
Stories for Little Boys. An Amusing Book for the Moral Improvement of Children.
Stories for Little Boys. An Amusing Book for the Moral Improvement of Children.
Stories for Little Boys. An Amusing Book for the Moral Improvement of Children.

Stories for Little Boys. An Amusing Book for the Moral Improvement of Children.

Guben, [Germany]: F. Fechner, [n.d., ca. 1840]. First edition of this uncommon German imprint in English. With twelve charming hand-colored lithograph plates showing various kinds of boys (“The Young Sailor,” “The Little Scholar,” etc.). Contemporary cream ripple-grained cloth over card wrappers. Cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and red. Contemporary cream ripple-grained cloth over card wrappers. Cloth elaborately decorated in gilt and red. Twelvemo. 12 ff. (printed one side only). Item #17151

Many of the brief moral stories focus on boys at work, like “The Little Pastry-Cook” and “The Little Apprentice.” The plate of the apprentice shows a boy in a work apron apprenticed with a cabinetmaker. “The Little Scholar” is a boy named Edward, “a very intelligent and active scholar, but as fond of play as most children. His mother said to him: ‘My son, study hard, and attend properly to your book; your mother’s happiness and your own…depends upon your diligence and abilities,” (p. 12).

OCLC records nine copies.

Price: $750.00

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