Writing towards the end of the 19th century, Grace Stebbings produced a long list of books for children.
This tale of an intelligent but overactive little boy is most engaging.
The binding of the book is charming, though a little sunned on the spine, with brown, gilt, black and white embossed picture and gilt lettering on the front, against a light brown background, also a delightful picture on the rear board. Although corners and edges are a little bumped and scuffed, the overall condition of the book is very good for its age. A previous owner's name is neatly written in black ink on the front inside board, the frontispiece is unfortunately becoming detached from the book but is intact, the only other visible problem is signs of rust bleeding through from the spine onto some pages at the beginning, before the story begins. End papers are of a delicate leaf design in fawn and taupe.
All text is clear, there are several b/w illustrations which are most appealing, also Jarrold & Sons' Illustrated List of New And Popular Publications at the rear of the book, also with some excellent b/w illustrations.