KNITTING-WORK: A Web of Many Textures. Wrought by Ruth Partington (B.P. Shillaber).
Edition: First printing
Boston: Brown, Taggard & Chase, 1859. Octavo, original brown morocco grain cloth, spine decorated in blind, spine in gilt, lime green coated endpapers. , 408,  pp + frontispiece with tissue guard and seven other plates. Spine faintly sunned, with minor wear to tips; text paper a little toned; front free endpaper has a short tear to upper inner corner neatly repaired; else a near fine clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. BAL 17556, binding A (no priority assigned). Shillaber was a popular 19th century American humourist. His creation Mrs. Partington was the model for Aunt Polly in TOM SAWYER.