1858. Item #83954
[LOWELL, Percival] A TREASURY OF PLEASURE BOOKS, FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. Illustrated by John ABSALOM, Harrison WEIR, et al. New-York: Sheldon, Blakeman & Co., 1858. unpaginated. 8vo., red cloth stamped in gilt and blind, gilt top edge. Cloth soiled, boards worn, rebacked. Coated brown endpapers with pencil ownership. Gift inscription to Percival Lowell from his Aunt, dated 1859, on first blank recto. An additional inscription from Percival to his sister Elizabeth in pencil on the front flyleaf. Moderate to light foxing to page edges. Includes The House That Jack Built, Little Bo-Peep, Henny Penny, Old Mother Hubbard, Cock Robin and Jenny Wren, and others; ten stories/nursery rhymes in all, illustrated with printed color plates. A charming early Children's book with an interesting provinance.