Size: 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches
Country of Origin: United States
Publisher: Ginn and Co.
Author: Sarah J. Eddy
Friends and Helpers, 1899
Compiled by Sarah J. Eddy
The object of this book is to teach children to treat all living creatures with considerate kindness and to appreciate the services of man's helpers in the animal world -- from the preface.
The book includes stories about famous dogs, cats and other pets, including Owney the postal-dog, who traveled across the country with the mail. It has chapters on the care of pets, many stories and poems about animals, and photographs of dogs, cats, horses and other animals, many of them by Mrs. Eddy, the compiler. There is a section on birds, and one on farm animals and wild animals. Authors include Harriet Beecher Stowe, Marian Douglass, Plutarch, Henry W. Longfellow, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Rev. W. C. Gannett and more. A charming vintage book on humane treatment of animals.
Ginn and Co., The Athenaeum Press, 1899. Hard green cloth cover with title and trim in darker green, 5-1/2 x 7-1/2 inches, 232 pages printed on slick paper.
Wear to corners, spine ends and edges. Dist. No. 35 written on front free fly. Page 101-102 has a 2 inch tear at the top [which does not show in the scan of the page] with a small ink wiggle beside it. 1/2 inch separation along inside back gutter.
Under 2 lb.