1860 · Boston
From the "My Uncle Toby's Library" series, a delightful little book containing a child's story illustrated by => small wood engravings throughout, plus an engraved frontispiece being an illustrated listing of the other volumes in the series. Daniel Wise (1813–98) was an English-born Methodist Episcopal pastor, author, and editor who emigrated to New England in 1833. This tale of his is printed in large type for the novice reader.
Provenance: On the front pastedown, an inscription reading, "Twenty five cents' worth of Uncle Dan's sympathy for Maggie's misfortune. 1862 May 24." The name of Robert Hale is inked black on the title-page corner above some red-inked numbers.
WorldCat has located three copies of this 1860 edition, two of which are in the U.S.
Sternick, Bibliography of 19th-Century Children's Series Books, 496. Publisher's navy cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, boards with blind decoration of children dancing hand-in-hand in a circle; overall rubbing especially to spine ends and with some board exposed, spine cocked and mild soiling. Provenance as above; interior with some soiling throughout, mild gutter cracks and rear joint cracked. Sounder than it sounds and still capable of making a child (or adult!) smile. (Inventory #: 38522)