First edition of this Gilded Age collection of short stories, vibrantly illustrated.
Very good plus.
LITTLE FOLKS' COLORED PICTURE BOOK
"I don't like mill-sails that will not turn; / And lazy children who will not learn."
McLoughlin was known for its wide range of colorful children's books, produced for every price point. This volume features 36 simple (mostly rhyming) stories, many about naughty children including: Idle Ben, Indolent Girl, Idle Boy, and Naughty Temper.
New York: McLoughlin Brothers, [circa 1875]. 10.25'' x 7.25''. Original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and black embellishments, color pictorial paste-on. Brown endpapers. 16 full-page color plates.  leaves. Gift inscription to first blank, dated "Dec. 25 1876." Binding with some edgewear, a touch of scuffing to boards. Leaves with occasional foxing and offsetting from illustrations. Bright.
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