PERSEVERANCE, DECEPTION, AND SYMPATHY, Instructive and Entertaining Stories for Young People. With numerous cuts.
London.Edward Lacey. No date. [Circa 1840.]. Two volumes bound as one and issued as such. 70, 72pp. Engraved frontispiece to the first volume, vignette on title, and five engraved plates and one cut within the text. The second volume has a vignette on title, and four plates, and one cut within the text. The second volume titled: AMIABLENESS, AVARICE, AND DESPONDENCY, Instructive and Entertaining Stories for Young People. Original decorative cloth, gilt. 12mo. Expertly rebacked with the original spine laid down; new endpapers; strained at joint between title and frontispiece; text block browning; the odd spot; else a very good copy.Part of a series published by Lacey, this single volume issue has Parlour Stories XXVII to XXXIII. First published individually, with three stories per volume, the second title would originally have been published with a frontispiece. This was dropped for the reissue.