The Acquisitions Table: The Fairy Grotto

“Aunt Abbie.” The Fairy Grotto. [Green Bay, Wisconsin: Advocate Press. Robinson Brothers & Clark, 1877]

This charming volume is a true orphan, apparently the sole survivor of its kind.  Printed by the local newspaper in Green Bay, Wisconsin, it presumably was meant to be decorated by the purchaser.  The hand-done illuminations in this copy are only partially completed, and it contains the dedication: “This little story is affectionately dedicated to all my dear neices and nephews, East and West, by their loving Aunt Abbie.”

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