Boston: E. P. Peabody, 1841. First editions. Hardcover. Two volumes of children's stories on American history from the Puritans to the American Revolution, by the author of 'The Scarlet Letter' and 'The House of the Seven Gables'. 32mo, in original diced brown cloth with black paper label on front boards (blank). Housed in a sleeve in green gilt morocco box. Grandfather's Chair: 1st Edition, 16mo, vii, [1 (blank)], 140 pp. 16mo. 5 1/4" x 3-1/2". (BAL7590; Clark A6.1). Famous Old People: 1st Edition vii, [1 (blank)], 158, [2 (blank)] pp. 16mo, 3 3/8x5". (BAL7591; Clark A7.1).
Overall, text is extremely clean. Covers of both volumes slt rubbed, corners rubbed on G.C.; 2 small marks on spine & traces of a glue repair at inner hinge of F.O.P, title labels very slt chipped at right edges. Very pleasant contemporary copies in a handsome dark green morocco spined slipcase. Very good overall. Item #15288