1833 · New York
Appealingly illustrated rendition of Taylor's popular sentimental piece, here with => some verses added to the original poem. The title piece is followed by "Cradle hymn" (Isaac Watts) and "Winter evening amusements for Jane and I" (A.M.); the works are illustrated with a total of => 12 wood engravings, 11 in the text and one title-page vignette.
Provenance: Title-page with early inked inscription reading "Celina Bray[?]." Later in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Not in American Imprints, not in Rosenbach; see Shoemaker 2381 for earlier Day printing. Laid into later (not recent) floral paper wrapper. Pages age-toned and lightly spotted; edges slightly ragged. Small area of waterstaining to lower inner margins of last few leaves. => Not untouched by time, but solid and most charming. (Inventory #: 38472)