New Haven: S. Babcock, Ca. 1840. Wraps. Wood block engraved illustrations in children's chapbook which includes a story of a young boy who goes to New South Wales, 'The Young Sailor'. The voyage takes Ben Marline from China to New South Wales, to Banguay Island (north of Borneo) and Suba Island before returning home.
One of the series, Babcock's Moral, Instructive and Amusing Toy Books. Printed blue paper wrappers, with vignette illustrations at front wrapper, list of Babcock titles at rear wrapper. Owner signature in pencil at title page, "Phebe Wilber's Primer". 16mo, 24pp, engraved title page, engravings throughout. Wrappers gently rubbed, lower front corner creased, light fox spotting mostly at margins. OCLC 11173306. Good + overall. Item #22826