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Sherwood, Mrs. [Mary Martha].  The rose, an allegory. New York: Stephen M. Crane (pr. by Egbert, Hovey & King), 1847. 16mo (12.8 cm, 5.03"). 16 pp.; illus.
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Popular fairy tale from Mrs. Sherwood, whose children's books were bestsellers in the early Victorian age. This story encourages youthful readers to practice the arts and other enjoyable activities in pursuit of usefulness and industry, rather than for their own sake; the present New York printing is => illustrated with six wood-engraved vignettes, including the title-page scene of a hand holding a rose.

See Osborne Collection, p. 937 and Opie A 1055 for other eds. Publisher's salmon-colored printed paper wrappers, overall showing only minimal wear; very light dust-soiling, with a lower corner of the back wrapper showing this moreso. Interior foxed. => A neat and solid copy, unscathed by childish use or abuse.  (42044)   Please RESHELVE This.


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