Little Rosy's Travels and Bessie's Country Stories: Two Juvenile Sets with Six Books Each.
NY: Sheldon, 1869. Twelve 32mo. volumes, comprising two series with six books each. 60-70pp. Two complete sets of juvenile books by Thomas Miller with tales about girls' adventures in the countryside. Each book is illustrated with a frontispiece and three engravings. The first series, Little Rosy's Travels, contains: On the Journey, A Walk and a Drive, The Ducks and Pigs, The Wounded Bird, A Sad Adventure, and The Doctor's Visit. The second series, Little Bessie's Country Stories, contains: The Sheep and Lambs, The Young Donkey, The Little Rabbit Keepers, The Cock of the Walk, the Cows in the Water, and The Young Angler. All twelve books have an additional engraved title page reading "Violet Stories," illustrated with a background illustration of violets. Each of the books has a gift note from "Aunt May" to her niece, Sarah, dated Christmas of the year of publication . All are bound in decoratively-embossed blue-violet cloth, gilt-titled on the spine. Some slight wear to extremities, and a few of the books show some light rubbing and soiling, else fine. These sets are rarely found complete. (Item ID: 23202)
(See Library of Congress p.585)