PRUDY KEEPING HOUSE: Little Prudy's Flyaway Series #2.
Edition: Later printing.
Boston: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd, (c1912, 1870.). Hardcover - A title in the Prudy Flyaway series, the third series of books about "real" children published under this pseudonym by this very popular Maine author. In reviewing the Little Prudy series, Thomas Wentworth Higginson said "Genius comes in with 'Little Prudy'. Compared with her, all other book-children are cold creations of literature only; she alone is the real thing. All the quaintness of childhood, its originality, its tenderness, and its teasing,--its infinite, unconscious drollery, the serious earnestness of its fun, the fun of its seriousness, the natural religion of its plays, and the delicious oddity of its prayers,--all these waited for dear little Prudy to embody them." I remember loving these books when I was a child (reading copies that had been in the family for generations) - I wonder if anyone still reads them today. Illustrated with a plain frontispiece and two full page drawings. Small format. 192 pp plus 10 pp of advertisements.
Condition: Good overall in pale green boards with full color illustration inset on front cover - spotting to rear cover and rear hinge broken, creasing to some pages, but still an attractive vintage book.