(NY): McLoughlin Bros. (c. 1859-1862). 24mo. (8)pp. Part of the Mother's Series, with hand-colored illustrations throughout. Rhyming verse about Henry Brown, the son of a carpenter who works hard and studies hard. His good character earns him success, and he is rewarded with a place in Congress and a beautiful wife. Authorship attributed to Lawrence Lovechild in an earlier publication of the work printed by George B. Zieber (Philadelphia, 1847); although sometimes cited as such, "Lawrence Lovechild" was not a pseudonym of Lady Ellenor Fenn, but a later author who also wrote books under the name "Grandfather Lovechild." Printed by the McLoughlin Brothers and electrotyped by Vincent Dill when he was at the same address, placing the date of publication between 1859 and 1862. This same title was re-issued by McLoughlin a few years later as part of a new series, "Father's Series," with color-printed illustrations instead of the hand-colored ones in this "Mother's Series" edition. Bound in wrappers printed in red and black. A few spots and a split at lower spine, else a fine copy. Item #27528
(Stoker, "Establishing Lady Fenn's Canon").