Will Warden and I & Other Stories 1880s Antique Children's Thomas Crowell


Title: Will Warden and I, and Other Stories

Author: anonymous

Description: Undated (circa 1880). Original green cloth, decorative black stamping on front cover, with black and gilt on spine. Church library bookplate on front paste-down (no other library markings). Penciling on front and rear free endpapers. Pages show some heavy smudging and general soiling. A couple pages and torn corners. Frontispiece illustration with thin-paper guard. 112 pp. 6 x 4 inches. No copies noted on OCLC.

Published around 1880, inferred by the address of the publishing house of Thomas Y. Crowell, which was located at 744 Broadway between 1876 and 1881.

Includes four stories: Will Warden and I (a drama of a couple young English boys in growing up around, and later working on, fishing boats); The Children in the Clouds (the escape of a hot air balloon with only farmer children in it); How Dick Went to the Picnic (a moral tale of how Dick tries to raise money to go the picnic, selling a cat, catching fish, picking blackberries, etc.); and Little Sailor Jack (about a boy who survives a Christmastime shipwreck near the Orkeny Islands).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Fair
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: T. Y. Crowell
Place: New York

Keywords: antique, children's, Thomas Y. Crowell,

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