Smith, Daniel. Anecdotes for the Fireside: or, A Manual for Home; With an Introduction, by Rev. E. O. Haven, A. M. New-York: Carlton & Phillips, 1854. 
Green blind-stamped cloth, spine in gilt, binding worn with cloth worn through at corner tips and in some spots along the spine hinges, backstrip appears to be partially pasted to spine. 4 x 6 inches, "Catherine McKeil, Reward of Merit" in script on tp, 448 pp., foxing, tidemark in upper margin towards the end of the book. Fair. Hardcover.
A well-used and still usable copy from which, one supposes, many sermon illustrations could be gleaned.
The author's third compilation of anecdotes, collected under the following heads: Social Duties: Husbands and Wives, Parents and Children, Brothers and Sisters, Masters and Servants, Family Worship, Neighbors and Friends; The Citizen; The Sabbath; Public Worship; Interesting Instances of Conversion; Uniting with the Church; Beneficence; Benevolent Efforts; Answers to Prayer; Riches; Striking Illustrations of Providence; Danger from Procrastination; Religion in Sickness and Death; The Bible; Infidelity; Intemperance; Miscellaneous.