Book of Cuts. Designed for the Amusement and Instruction of Young People.
[Children's books].

New York: Mahlon Day, 1831. A later edition. The earliest date for this title in OCLC is given as 1822. All editions are rare. Engraved frontispiece and title-page; illustrated with twenty-engravings. Publisher’s ad on back of rear wrapper. Covers worn and soiled. Small tears to gutter margins of wrappers. Light foxing and wear to text. Intermittent minor soiling. A good copy of a fragile work. Printed paper wrappers, stitched at spine. 5” x 6.” 24 pp. (Item ID: 16457)

$125.00

Book of Cuts contains stories for children, including five about the Old Testament figure Joseph. The other stories deal with various topics, which include forming friendships, kindness and honesty (the importance of which are emphasized in a story about a boy who steals a bird’s nest and is plagued by troubles afterwards),”Gratitude,” appreciating nature, the Biblical king Naaman, and “The Lading of a Ship.”

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