Boston: D. Lothrop & Co., 1877. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good / No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. Item #2292001
Edges rubbed, ink gift note on front endpaper ('From "my dear little Josi" on my third birth-day, Feb 21st. 1878.').
[64 pp.] Blue cloth spine, color pictorial paper over boards. Engraved frontispiece, silhouette illustration on title page, full alphabet in both capital and lower case on copyright page, alphabet paired with illustrations featuring two letters per page, each paired with two lines of verse, with an additional page for '&', followed by fifteen brief stories, in which all polysyllabic words are hyphenated.