Color Your Own Fairy Tale
“Aunt Abbie.” The Fairy Grotto. [Green Bay, Wisconsin: Advocate Press. Robinson Brothers & Clark, 1877].
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Apparently a sole survivor, this charming volume is a true orphan. Printed by the local newspaper in Green Bay, Wisconsin, it presumably was meant to be decorated by the purchaser. The hand-done illuminations in this copy are only partially completed, and it contains the dedication: “This little story is affectionately dedicated to all of my dear nieces and nephews, East and West, by their loving Aunt Abbie.” The wording, as published: “The Fairy Grotto” on front cover, “Christmas 1880” on rear cover. Consider adopting this fairy tale today in honor of a loved one and start your Christmas shopping really early!