Offering a very sweet and highly collectible circa 1850 miniature book that is a perfect size for antique dolls.
The book is titled 'WAGON BOY; on Trust in Providence.' Second Series, No. 9 and was printed by Kiggins & Kellogg, New York.
A delightful read Illustrated throughout with full page black & white engravings and smaller vignettes. This miniature sized chapbook contains a tells the story of a young boy named Richard, who as a reward for good behavior at school is taken on a hunting trip by his father. What starts out as a great day takes a sudden mournful turn. Fine in printed buff wrappers. This wonderful doll sized book measures 3-3/4" x 2-1/4".
The book was published circa 1850. A pencil inscription on the inside front cover reads: "Presented to Little Ella Bowman by Lizzie Clark. No tears or additional writing but foxing, as shown.
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