First edition of this humorous tale of families looking for a short escape from city life, only to find that country living comes with its own difficulties.
Very good plus.
MERRY MAPLE LEAVES
"All of the frogs of the neighborhood greet their arrival, and the insect tribes make a bee-line for the furnished house."
Told in short phrases, followed by verse from famous authors such as Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Cowper, and Scott. Illustrated by Livingston Hopkins in lovely maple leaf-shaped vignettes.
New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 1872. Full title: Merry Maple Leaves, or a Summer in the Country. 9.25'' x 7.25''. Original green publisher's cloth binding stamped in black and gilt with illustration of imps in a maple leaf to front board.  leaves, printed rectos only. Gift inscription in pencil to second fly leaf. Very minor edgewear, spine ends lightly bumped. Light foxing to front and rear. Overall clean and bright.
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