London / Cambridge U.S. Cundall and Addey / J.Bartlett, 1851. New Edition. A popular grouping of children's stories, oft reprinted, but the plates in charming period color in this edition. First printed in London in 1850, this edition issued in Cambridge MA from the London sheets. Each of the 21 stories has its own title page with a notation at the foot listing the artist and number of illustrations. OCLC: 1124772274 citing three copies on OCLC, at LOC, Univ. of Illinois and Brown.
Sml. 8vo, viii,  pp, calling for a color frontispiece LACKING from this copy. All edges gilt. 89 hand colored illustrations. Presentation from Mrs Ballou to Master Dyer in pen and signed by (Eddie T. Dyer) in pencil below. Publishers red embossed cloth with gilt title and decoration on spine and front board. Expertly rebacked with the original spine. A smattering of light foxing, a couple of markings & stains from earlier readers. Overall, a very bright copy. Item #26583