Title: The Cruise of the Dashaway; or, Katie Putnam's Voyage.
Seller ID: 55050
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1868. pp. plus one leaf of ads. Reddish-brown cloth, covers stamped in blind, spine designed and lettered in gilt. Pale yellow end papers. Frontispiece and extra illustrated title page, and two inserted plates. Issued as the third volume in the Helping Hand Series. Some wear to spine ends, clear tape repair to inner front hinge, and glue repairs to both inner hinges, a clean very good copy in general. The frontispiece and two inserted plates are by Thomas Nast; one is of Neptune, God of the Sea, another of a monkey swinging a cat by its tail! The frontispiece depicts the discovery of a stowaway, a young black girl who calls herself Wooly Butts. Ads on the final page are for Oliver Optic's Magazine, and for The Army and Navy Stories by Oliver Optic. This book was also issued in the Mayflower Series for Girls.