Tip Lewis and his Lamp.
Boston. Published by Henry Hoyt. 1868. 12mo., 17.5cm, The First Edition, 360p., plus 3 engraved plate illustrations including the frontis., attractive head and tailpieces through out, original green cloth, gilt titles and title borders on the spine and upper cover, double blind ruled borders on the boards, contemporary presentation inscribed in ink on front fly, text a bit toned but a fine clean copy, rare (Lt). Item #41320
~ NUC cites just one location; not in Blanck, Gumuchian, Osborne or Rosenbach. No on line listings or auction records located. ~ Isabella Macdonald Alden (nickname and pen name, Pansy; November 3, 1841 August 5, 1930) was an American author. Her best known works were: Four Girls at Chautauqua, Chautauqua Girls at Home, Tip Lewis and his Lamp, Three People, Links in Rebecca's Life, Julia Reid, Ruth Erskine's Crosses, The King's Daughter, The Browning Boys, From Different Standpoints, Mrs. Harry Harper's Awakening, The Measure, and Spun from Fact. She also wrote the primary lesson department of the Westminster Teacher, edited the Presbyterian Primary Quarterly and the children's magazine Pansy, and wrote a serial story for the Herald and Presbyter of Cincinnati every winter. Alden was interested in Sunday school primary teaching, and had charge of more than a hundred children every Sunday for many years. She was interested in temperance also, and was involved in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Four of her books, Three People, The King's Daughter, One Commonplace Day, and Little Fishers and their Nets, were distinctively temperance books, while the principle of total abstinence was maintained in all her writings. (Wiki).