New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1865. Hardcover. 251pp. Duodecimo [17.5 cm] Brown cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles on the spine and front cover. Good only. The spine and covers are rubbed. The spine is rolled and faded. The gilt stamped title on the spine has completely faded away. The spine ends and corners of the covers are bumped. There are several small splits in the cloth at the head of the spine, and there are a couple of small losses from the cloth at the foot of the spine. The underlying boards are exposed occasionally along the edges. The edges of the text block are lightly foxed. The text block is cracked multiple times. The pages are mildly foxed throughout. Item #29192
Home Books by Cousin Alice. Alice stated- "Home Books, I shall call these, because all things gentle, and beautiful, and pure, should be gathered in home's happy influences -- and there is a charm in its every association. So when I come to the fireside, I shall hope to be a welcome guest, and we will talk of many strange and lovely things . . . "Like many other women series authors, Cousin Alice came from a family actively involved in publishing and began writing while still in her teens.