Sunday, June 17, 2012

Polly Himself Again

Polly Again.  A children's book from 1886 by Ella Farman--with lovely pictorial boards.   Most surviving copies--to judge by offerings on ABE--are in pretty wretched condition (including mine).   Hideously cracked spines, etc.   Which means the book was obviously much-read, and perhaps much-prized.  I myself am in love with Mr. Himself.