Boston: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Very Good. Item #005486391
331pp., illustrated throughout with 4 b/w plates (including frontis) by the noted American artist William Emile Schumaker. Original decorated grey cloth, stamped in black and brown, with titles in gilt. Light rubbing to the cloth at the spine-ends, corners worn a little; interior is clean and bright, with no marking to text, and binding is tight and clean. "Netta Howard, called Mopsy on account of the profusion of her golden hair, lived in the North End of Boston, where she started a mechanics' boardinghouse. The story gives some strange incidents which are the direct outcome of this helpful little girl's social experiment and introduces phases of life in the slums and in Beacon Street." ~ PW.