A 'Tweet' Children's Book
The Child's History of Birds. New York: Mahlon Day, 1837.
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Quaker publisher Mahlon Day (1790-1854) was among the most prolific children.s book publishers in antebellum America. This picture book features wood engravings of birds commonly seen by American children, including this description of the Cuckoo, the herald of spring. The description quotes from a poem about the bird from The Juvenile Album (also issued by Day).