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|Material Type:||Fiction, Juvenile audience|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sarah Josepha Buell Hale; Justin H Howard; Edward P Cogger; McLoughlin Bros., inc,
Series transposed from head of title page.
Cover transcription: Little boys and girls library. The four wise boys. Edited by Mrs. Sarah J. Hale. McLoughlin Bros. Publishers. 24 Beekman St. N.Y.
Apparently first issued ca. 1842 as part of Sarah J. Hale's Little boy's and girl's library. Cf. BAL 6845.
McLoughlin Bros. was located at 24 Beekman St., New York, between 1858 and 1862.
In printed stiff-paper cover. Cover design printed in red, blue, brown, and green ink.
Frontispiece wood engraving features a picture of the interior of a bookstore, with a sign advertising the Little boy's & girl's library, published by McLoughlin Bros.
Pagination includes  leaves of wood-engraved plates. Hand-colored engravings set in creme-tinted frames.
Frontispiece wood engraving signed by Edward P. Cogger.
|Description:||64 p. : ill. ; 17 cm.|
|Contents:||Fred Forethought, or, The boy who thought before he acted --Matthew Merrythought, or, The boy who was always happy --
Luke Lovebook, or, The boy who was fond of learning --
Ben. Bee, or, The boy who was always industrious.
|Series Title:||Little boy's & girl's library (New York, N.Y.)|
|Other Titles:||Four wise boys.|
|Responsibility:||Illustrated by J.H. Howard ; edited by Mrs Sarah Jane Hale.|