London: Printed for the Religious Tract Society; And Sold at their Depository, 56, Paternoster Row, circa 1825. Small side-stitched pamphlet, measuring 3.5 x 2.5 inches: 16. Illustrated with woodcuts throughout text. Faint smudge to upper wrapper.
Ephemeral religious chapbook aimed at girls, featuring the devout Aunt Mary and her four quarrelsome nieces, who need to be reminded of the Golden Rule: “They began to look very wishfully at each other, but were too proud to confess that they were wrong.” OCLC locates four holdings in North America: American Philosophical Society, UCLA, U. Washington, and Toronto Public Library. A surprising survival, with several woodcuts of aunt and nieces reading to one another.