The Pearl; or, Affection's Gift. A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1830

Philadelphia: Thomas T. Ash, 1830. First edition 24mo (4" x 6") in original printed light green paper covered boards. All edges gilt. Ornately engraved first title page with frontis engraving "Mother and Boy" facing. Seven additional full page engravings. The boards are well worn and rubbed nd their is some light tidemarking to the plates. The second annual edition of this small gift book. Collection of short prose and verse pieces including "The Christmas Visit" and contributions by S.G. Goodrich, Mrs. Sigourney and others. Good Hardcover (Item ID: E19033)


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