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The Two Lambs, an Allegorical History, by the author of Margaret Whyte, &c. &c.

New York, New York: Stephen M. Crane, c1845. A children's book about two lambs "intended to instruct you in some very important knowledge. The lambs are very much like children, which they are intended to represent. The Good Shepherd is the Lord Jesus ... the roaring lion is the chief wicked spirit, called Satan ... The Goats are wicked people, who take much pains to make children as bad as they are themselves" (p. [4]). The book goes on to instruct its reader to consult a "Sunday School teacher, or your father, or mother, or some other kind of pious friend" for further moral instruction. The volume ends with a transcription of The Lord's Prayer.

12mo (5.75" by 3.5"), pp. 36, with in-text illustrations and wood engraved frontispiece. Sewn in slightly later (or contemporary?) coated paper wrappers, spine reinforced with brown cloth. Very good. Some light toning/foxing. Wrappers chipped.

Price: $75.00

Item #22000949