These are the 1868 or 1869 Covers from Sanford and Merton in Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin, published by McLoughlin Bros. Sanford and Merton was originally published in the late 18th century and was the best selling book of its time. It is an assemblage of stories that follow the reformation of Tommy Merton from a spoiled six year old to a virtuous gentleman, based on the educational and philosophical tenets of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Each cover (no longer connected by a spine) measures about 9" high by 7" wide and is composed of a heavy covered by a lithographed print in vibrant colors. The front cover shows three boys with one holding on to a high-spirited horse, on of the ground and one gesturing toward the horse. This rectangular image sits below a yellow, red and black title and is superimposed over a landscape, an abstract hot pink and gray design, and a border of red and black concentric circles on a deep yellow background. The back cover shows two boys and woman before a hearth with a pot and vegetables on the ground. This circular image sits below a border of daisies with a black background and "in words of one syllable" and is superimposed over a landscape, a large section of an abstract hot pink and gray design, and a border of red and black concentric circles on a deep yellow background. The interiors have plain white paper, which has aged to a light brown. These 1868 or 1869 Covers from Sanford and Merton in Words of One Syllable are in good condition. As would be expected for covers of this age, there is significant wear along the edges and some minor surface wear to the lithographed prints. Ideal for art projects.