Miniature Catalogue of Fairy-House Furniture

Inventory of Furniture, &c. in Fair-y Villa, Belonging to Mr. Fair-Child.

New York: C.O. Jones, Printer, 76 Cedar St, 1864.

Price: $750.00

About the item

16 pp. 64mo (2-1/2 x 1-3/4 inches). Miniature Catalogue of Fairy-House Furniture. Publisher's printed wrappers. Front cover rubbed, rear cover partially removed. Letters of a Family in publisher's cloth (worn, loose in covers). Carte-de-visite of "L.H." tipped on to vol. II flyleaf. Unrecorded in OCLC.

Item #310216

Unrecorded miniature book inventorying the furniture and other objects of a model fairy house. Tipped-in to volume II, page 570, of Letters of a Family During the War for the Union 1861-1865 (Printed for Private Distribution by Georgeana Woolsey Bacon and Eliza Woolsey Howland, 1899), with a manuscript note in the margin dated 1899 and reading in part, "Furniture & hangings by L. Marcotte & Co … everything made to perfect scale … sold to L.C. who refused it … Re-sold to the women's prisoners[?] of the Insane Asylum at Philadelphia, where the poor women when 'good' are allowed to play with it." Unrecorded in OCLC, we assume this was printed for private distribution by a member of the Bacon or Howland family. The model fairy house and furniture was possibly made for the New York Metropolitan Fair of 1864, preparations for which are mentioned often in the collected family letters.