1856 - MOLLY AND KITTY, OR PEASANT LIFE IN IRELAND - Folklore Chromolithographs
MOLLY AND KITTY, OR PEASANT LIFE IN IRELAND; WITH OTHER TALES. Translated From the German by Trauermantel — 1st Edition / 1st Printing — Irish Folklore - Children's Tales — Antique Chromolithographs by S.W. Chandler & Sons, Very Rare
Publisher: Crosby, Nichols and Co., Boston (1856)
Very scarce first edition of MOLLY AND KITTY, OR PEASANT LIFE IN IRELAND from 1856, in well preserved condition. The engraved and gilt boards and binding are solid and tight save for light shelfwear. The pages are crisp and clean save for some light foxing on the first three pages and a few spots of foxing near the borders on some of the pages and illustrations. The book has three Irish folktale children's stories by Olga Eschenbach and Maria Burg, with six beautiful mid-19th century chromolithograph plates. Contents include: Molly and Kitty by Olga Eschenbach; The Young Artist by Maria Young; and Benevolence and Gratitude by Olga Eschenbach.