THE SILVER CASKET, Or, the World and Its Wiles

(New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1864).

A POPULAR COLLECTION OF MORAL TALES BY "A LADY OF ENGLAND". Charlotte Tucker's children's writings are imbued with her Evangelical religious beliefs. Most of her stories were allegories with a clear moral, but she leavened her didacticism with a degree of realism and naturalism. The proceeds from her writings she often devoted to missionary or charity work. Item #32551

First American Edition. With frontispiece and three other steel-cut plates. Small 8vo, publisher's textured green cloth, the spine ornately decorated and lettered in blind, the spine gilt lettered and decorated. 276, [12 ads] pp. A very bright and near fine copy, the green cloth bright with no fading and only a light touch of edge wear, the text surprisingly clean and fresh without any foxing, spotting or staining.

Price: $75.00