Small red cloth covered hardcover book for children with gold imprint picture of boys at school sitting at a desk in a classroom. The title and author are in red with a gold background. There are black lined patterns of fleur de lis on the front cover as well. Full page black and white illustrations are throughout as well as floral decorations at the top of each we chapter. Illuminated style lettering is used for the first word of each chapter. Gold edging to the pages and a printed coloured Presented To, page is at the front of the book. The back cover has a fleur de lis symbol in the middle. This is a fine book depicting the world of the C19th. It is believed to be published in 1873. 174p.
A story depicting life in the C19th and schools. Arthur is a kid thoughtful pupil who goes through many trials and tribulations as he manages life each school day. Strong religious themes throughout to help with character development of boys who read this story.