The Infant Zephyr: A Tale of Strolling Life
Presumed first edition, . Publisher's pictorial cloth binding, 12mo, 128pp. Gilt chromolithograph presentation page with 1884 inscription. Very Good with some rubbing to cloth. Particularly attractive woodcut illustrations and ornaments printed by James Sears & Son.
The tale of a young girl from a caravan of performers who happens upon a Sunday school during one of their stops. When she suffers a terrible tightrope accident, she and her mother are overwhelmed by the kindness of a local doctor’s family and how the whole town rallies to donate to her care. Featuring a roundup of spooky and sympathetic carnival characters. OCLC locates 1 copy in the United States (Syracuse).