First edition of this brightly illustrated collection of poems and short stories, many focused on animals.
FAVORITE COLORED PICTURE BOOK
"'Twas Robin, sitting on a spray / Of twisted holly bright; / His light weight swayed it, as he sang / His song with all his might."
McLoughlin was known for its wide range of colorful children's books, produced for every price point. This volume includes the stories Hector the Dog, The Wolf and the Seven Kids, Three Little Dogs, Frisky the Squirrel, Kitten's Mishap, Robin's Christmas Eve, Lucy Gray, and Little Dog Trusty.
New York: McLoughlin Bros, [circa 1877]. 10.25'' x 7''. Original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and black embellishment, with color pictorial paste-on. Edges red. Brown endpapers. 16 full-page color plates.  leaves. Gift inscription to first blank dated "Dec. 25 1877." Small sticker to contents page. Binding with light edgewear and bumping. Leaves with occasional foxing and offsetting from illustrations. Bright.
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