Ladies' Gems ; or, Poems on the love of flowers, kindness to animals, and the domestic affections. From the most approved authors.

New York: Published at 128 Nassau Street, 1855.

iv, 108 pages. Illustrated with three vignettes, one each for the three sections (flowers, animals, domestic affections). Later edition, originally published by J.M. Stearns in Williamsburgh in 1847 under the title, The Cottage Garland, or, Poems on the love of flowers, and under this title in 1849 and 1850. A selection of poems on the three topics, some from well-known poets including Herrick, Bryant, Southey, Burns, and Coleridge, and some from lesser of unknown contributors. Some light foxing throughout; paste-downs a bit mottled. In blind- and gilt-decorated olive cloth; one small stain to rear board, light edgewear. Near very good. [OCLC locates six copies of this printing].

Price: $75.00