[ca. 1850] · London
From the "Buds and Blossoms" series: a tale of the "country amusements of a good little girl," namely the kindly Lucy, who raises her own ducklings in a pastoral setting. Elijah Whymper contributed the cover design and at least four of the five wood-engraved illustrations, which include a rather nice rooster and chicken vignette.
Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, sans indicia. Publisher's pale pink printed paper wrappers; lightly worn overall with outer front edge nicked and spine rubbed. Frontispiece with upper outer corner chewed. Pages generally clean (and entirely unmauled by childish hands). (Inventory #: 38463)