Boston, MA: James R Osgood and Co., 1882. [Literature] FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE Square octavo (22 x 18cm), pp.411;  blank. Bound in recent full green morocco, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, inner gilt dentelles, top edge gilt, black endpapers, original cloth bound in at rear. Illustrated with 192 in text illustrations. Internally clean but for the occasional light mark, exterior unmarked. With Franklin Press imprint to copyright page and the following identifying points: Page 124, line 1 "estate" for "state". Page 263, 9 lines up "do not" for "do". Page 362, 3 line up "reigned for reined". The hilarious adventures of Tom Canty, a ragged street urchin who bears a striking resemblance to Edward VI, son of Henry VIII. Longing to experience the excitement of the outside world, the young prince persuades Tom to exchange places in society. Item #48051
BAL . BMC No261, p90-93.
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