Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1839.
Rare Book & Special Collections
Marian Carson's special interest in collecting
children's literature has brought to the Library a splendid gathering
of rare and fragile pieces, printed primarily in Philadelphia
and New York during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Through charming verse and delightful illustration these tiny
survivors document the emerging emphasis on reading for pleasure
and entertainment rather than exclusively for moral instruction
and help us to better understand the minds of the adults that