Bread Upon the Waters. Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1848. First Edition. 
Cloth spine with marbled boards, original paper title label worn at edges, 3 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 136 pp., several small woodcuts, light foxing, 2 leaves bound upside down, complete, tight. Good. Hardcover.
The story of a family with children, servants, mother, and a father who is a successful merchant. It begins by one of the young girls wondering about the meaning of the verse, "Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou wilt find it after many days." The meaning of the verse is illustrated by the trials and triumphs of the family, including the father's trip to the West Indies.