Mortimer, Favel Lee. The Captivity of Judah. By the Author of "Peep of Day," &c. New York: Robert Carter & Brothers, 1878. 
Gray cloth, 4 x 6 inches, "79" in ink on spine with remnants of a removed paper label, contemporary Sabbath School bookplate printed by Hoyt and Fogg, Portland, Maine. 234 generally clean pp., occasional smudging. Frontis plus 17 plates. Good. Hardcover.
The story of the destruction of Jerusalem, the captivity in Babylon, the return to Palestine, the efforts to rebuild the temple at Jerusalem, the deliverance brought by Queen Esther, and the efforts under Nehemiah to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.
"This is the saddest book of all, for it tells you how the Jews were taken captive for their sins, but we hope the time is near when they will be restored to Jesus in their own land. I can write no more books, for I am weak and worn out and ready to die, but Jesus, about whom I have told you since your baby days, will never die again. Serve Him with all your days, and be glad when He comes in glory." - Farewell to my Little Readers.
Mrs. Favell Lee Mortimer (1802-1874), b. in London, wife of Rev. Thomas Mortimer, an evangelical Anglican who died in 1849. Mrs. Mortimer devoted her time to writing very valuable children’s books. “Her books for the young, designed to convey instruction in an attractive form, had an enormous circulation. Of Peep of Day…more than 500,000 copies have been sold, and Reading without Tears more than 80,000. Most of them were first issued anonymously.” – Allibone.