1808 · Philadelphia
A tale of a young child's hard lesson about caring for a pet, a pet that dies because of the child's neglect. The lesson to be learned: "Responsibility before play."
Printed with rather notable neatness, and "embellished with three copper-plate engravings."
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Shaw & Shoemaker 16281; Rosenbach, Children; 381; Welch, American Childrens Books, 1290. Original publisher's marbled paper over light boards, starting to separate along joints. Light age-toning only. A nice copy. (Inventory #: 38481)