BROTHERS OF PITY AND OTHER TALES OF BEASTS AND MEN, J. Ewing 1st/1st, 1885 ILLUS
Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men, by Juliana Horatia Ewing ~ First Edition / First Printing, Ca. 1880s ~ Illustrated
Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London (Circa 1880s; no date provided)
Scarce first edition, first printing of "Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beast and Men," by Juliana Horatia Ewing, circa 1880s. A wonderful English fairytale collection of the misadventures of insects and animals. "Illustrated collection of short stories.... Her tales, which have hardly been excelled in sympathetic insight into childlife, still enjoy undiminished popularity." (GoodReads) The boards and binding are solid and tight save for some shelf-wear. Rubbing to top of spine. The inside boards have the remains of an old library paste-down (Moorestown Friends First-day School). The pages are crisp and clean, free of interior markings, save for some sporadic light foxing on some of the pages. A wonderful scarce children's sensitive fairytale collection, beautifully illustrated, from the 19th century for your collection.