This is a beautiful old childrens book that is from the Victorian era, probably late 1890s to early 1900s, published by the McLoughlin Bros of New York with fabulous illustrations printed in oil colors. The 3 color illustrations are shown. There is no publication date on the book which is entitled The Swan and Other Stories, from their Natural History Series. It is a softcover book with 9 pages.
There is cover wear and a name written on top of the fro cover in pencil, some edge chipping and page foxing, but the hand sewn binding is still intact and the oil color illustrations are amazing. The back cover has advertising on it and also shows wear. Since these books were softcover, they are often harder to find, as they were too fragile to last as long as hardcore books.
We have other vintage and antique books listed and are always happy to combine shipping charges for multiple purchases.