Arthur Ellerslie; or, The Brave Boy

By: Forrester, Francis (Esq.) (Rev. Daniel Wise)

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Original blind-stamped red cloth on boards. No DJ. Gilt spine dec. and lettering. Cover shows four children dancing around a Maypole and elaborate floral corners. Back cover identical. This is from the first children's series, My Uncle Toby's Library, issued in 12 volumes by Reverend Wise in 1853. At least four more series followed. Somehow he found time to hold various pastorates (Methodist) from 1837-52, edit the Sunday-School Messenger from 1838-44, and write several books. He edited the Zion's Herald from 1852-56, then took on the editorship of all Methodist Sunday School publications. In 1860 he also became editor of the church's tract publications, and held these positions until 1872. This volume is enchanting from cover to cover. The front EPs extol the Rollo Series and Chandler's Paper Dolls, while the rear EPs advertise the Good Little Pig's Library and Oliver Optic's Stories. The Arthur Ellerslie story might be encapsulated from p. 41, where we read, "Boys who do not strive to do right, but to please themselves, will always be growing worse and worse." 64 pp. of didactic moralisms. They don't make them like this anymore !

Title: Arthur Ellerslie; or, The Brave Boy

Author Name: Forrester, Francis (Esq.) (Rev. Daniel Wise)

Illustrator: Uncredited Woodcuts

Categories: Children's,

Publisher: Boston, Brown, Taggard, and Chase: 1858

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

Seller ID: 001125

Keywords: Children's. Uncle Toby. NOISBN