Abbott, John S. C. The Child at Home; or The Principles of Filial Duty, Familiarly Illustrated. New-York: American Tract Society, 1833. 
Brown cloth decorated in blind & gilt, 4 x 6 inches, lacks the front & back free end papers, 173 pp., tight. Pages have foxing, finger smudges, and in a few places, words copied in pencil, as if writing practice. Fair. Hardcover.
"This book is intended for the children of those families to which The Mother at Home has gone. It is prepared with the hope that it may exert an influence upon the minds of the children, in exciting gratitude for their parents' love, and in forming characters which shall ensure future usefulness and happiness." - Preface.
The book uses stories to impress upon the child the following: Responsibility, Deception, Obedience, Religious Truth, Piety, and Traits of Character.
John S. C. Abbott (1805-1877), was ordained a Congregational minister in 1825, but resigned the pastorate in 1844 to devote himself to literature. He wrote works of a religious nature, but is most noted for his works of history. Educated at Bowdoin College and Andover Theological Seminary. Brother of Jacob Abbott.