My First Book of Prayers (1953)


"Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep..."

Juergens, Mary, editor. My First Book of Prayers. New York: Treasure Books, 1953.

Square octavo. Hardcover. Early Edition.

Early edition (first?) of this beautifully illustrated book of children's prayers. Publications of prayers for children stretch back into the earliest history of children's books. This version, mass-produced in the 1950s, features beautiful, placid children reciting well-known prayers. If you're thinking this doesn't quite look like Opal Rare Books stock, you are entirely correct. However, books have a way of appearing and who are we to judge them for it? Let them find their proper homes. Interior fine, a bit of wear and faint staining to boards. A very good copy.

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