16mo. original two toned green, white and black patterned boards, cloth spine repair or replacement in the distant past. Illustrated with seven hand coloured lithographs, including the title page, by Onken. Faintly written in ink on a front free endpaper is the inscription: "Presented to Clara Hankinson for standing at the head of her class the most nights during the session. By her teacher Jane (Lesser?)" and below this "Remember me ever inKindness I prayForget me o neverthough far far awayJane"Clara Hankinson's name is written in pencil on rear pastedown. A rare mid 19th century children's book illustrated by the famour Cincinnati lithographer Otto Onken. Edges and covers a little rubbed, slight browning and foxing throughout First edition, with advertisements on front pastedown for "Onken's Unrivaled Series of Juvenile Books, Superior to any other works of the class for the amusement and instruction of Youth. Embellished with superior handsomely colored engravings .". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Little Girl's Diamond
Publisher: E. Mendenhall
Publication Date: 1852
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