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New York: J.S. Redfield. 24 pp. Illustrated cover, fourth series-no. 1, illustrations throughout. Fables and verses are interspersed with illustrations and morals. Advertisements are seen at the front and back of book. 5 3/4" x 4" staining and wear.
history of birds, chapbook
Concord NH: Rufus Merrill, 1854. 24 pp. Illustrated Wrap. Chapbook with black and white in-text imagery. Cover title Museum of Natural History: History of Birds. Hand sewing repair. Includes the partridge, an the belted king-fisher. Measures 3 7/8" x 6"
Educational, Morals, Alphabet
Concord: Atwood & Brown, 1837/1839. 16 pp. wrapper. with 14 illustrations. The cover is yellow, and the title page states this is the Seventh Series -- No. 5. The cover states this was published in 1839 in Concord by Boyd & White, while the title page says 1837 in Concord.....
farming] [edgeworth toy] [juvenile
Troy, NY: Merriam & Moore. 12 pp. Illustrated paper cover, wood cut illustrations throughout, frontispiece, "The Edgeworth Toys" Story of a boy, Frank, who learns about farming, flowers, haying, animals, honey bees are highlighted. 6" x 4" pencil inscription, foxing throughout, one stain that has bleed through, cover illustration was colored.
religious poetry] [miniature books
New York: American Tract Society, c. 1850. 256 pp. Blind stamped brown cloth hard cover, gilt spine, miniature book, index in back-first by subject then by first lines. Collection of sacred, religious poetry. 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" faintly inscribed "Mrs. Louisa Witson Jan. 22, 1851"
birds] [chap book] [juvenile
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1853. 24 pp. Yellow illustrated printed cover, illustrations, Museum of Natural History, part IV, History of Birds, Child's Book About Birds. About a little boy named Walter that would scatter seeds for the birds, he loved birds and when he died he arranged to be buried.....
chap book] [birds] [juvenile
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1843. 8 pp. Blue printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed, title page torn.
chapbook] [birds] [juvenile
Concord, NH: Rufus Merrill, 1843. 8 pp. Yellow printed paper cover, chap book, illustrated. The History of Birds contains illustrations of birds with brief descriptions including common birds like owl, swan, and eagle but also less common such as hoopoe and guillemot. 3 1/2" x 2" inscribed in pencil to.....
animal, domesticated animals, dog, chap book, juvenile
New York, NY: Mahlon Day, 1836. A short chap book that provides an illustration and description of fourteen domesticated animals (three of which are different species of dogs). The animals described in the book are: the horse, the ass the cow, the ox, the sheep, the goat, the cat, the.....
poem, short story, childhood, behavior
New York, NY: Mahlon Day & Co., 1844. The chap book tells the short story of the sisters Mary and Ellen, the later of which is an ill-natured girl. When their mother brings home presents to the sisters as rewards for their good behavior, Ellen feels so guilty she eventually.....
New York: Merriam, Moore, & Co, n.d. 12 pp. Printed soft cover, illustrations. A pair of books both John White and his Lottery ticket. One has hand sewn binding and repair with hand colored illustration on cover. The other has most of the cover missing but has a unique cloth.....
New York: Kiggin & Kellogg. 24 pp. Illustrated cover,fourth series no. 9. illustrated engravings of animals with text. The Jungle describes and adds illustrations for a number of animals such as the rhinoceros,wild boar, wolf, and striped hyena. 6" x 4" some staining, front and back cover have come off.....
Mahlon Day. 8 pp. illustrated printed paper cover, cover and title page are the same, one illustration at beginning of text. Three short writings, "The Little Graves," "The New Grave," " and "Lines" referencing the death of young siblings. 3 1/4" x 2" wear on cover.
chap book, poetry, gender roles, Redfield's Toy Books
New York: Kiggins & Kellogg, . A chap book for young children, filled with poetry of a moralistic nature, often encouraging good behavior. This book is a part of the Redfield's Toy Books series, which consisted of four series of twelve books each. Twelfth book, second series. Reprints of books.....
chap book, poetry, rhyme
Greenfield, MA: Ansel Phelps, 1847. A short chap book containing poems on a variety of subjects aimed at children. Right after the title page there is a page with the alphabet printed, both in regular print and italic, with capitals and non capital letters, as well as the numbers 0-9.....
chap book, animals, lion, religion, hymns, poetry, married chap book
Sanborton, NH: Sanborton Press, 1835-1836. This married chap book is actually the front cover of one book, and the text block and back cover of another. Both were published by Sanborton Press. The front cover of the chap book has a picture of a lion on the front and is.....
New York: American Tract Society, c 1867. 32 pp. Applied marble cover, two stories 16 pp each. Two stories, Mary Ann no. 51 , discusses a new Sabbath school in New York and Little James no. 52, which describes a boy who memorizes Dr. Watts' First Catechism before he could.....
milner toys, master henry
Troy NY: Merriam & Moore, 1851. 24pp. . Paper wraps. Hand colored cover decoration. Milner' Toys Series. Nine in-text woodcut engravings, including title page vignette. Adventures with Mr. Dalben and Master Henry Milner. Measures 3 3/4" x 6" In small brown box.
children's books, poetry, verse, animals, pigeon, dove, morality, temptation
? Samuel P. Brown, 1860s. A short little story, that through verse tells of the temptation of a young poor boy, named Jacob. It should be noted that both the cover and title page state "Little David's Temptation", however the title at the start of the poem says "Little Jacob's.....
New Haven: S. Babcock, c. 1840. 16 pp. green illustrated cover with thread tied binding, 7 engravings. Museum of Animals describes large animals such as the lion, elephant, giraffe, and bear. The book, which is not dated, discusses Pompey the lion in London and how he died 80 years ago-the.....
advertising to children
Boston: Shepard, Norwell, and Co. Advertising booklet for Shepard, Norwell, and Co. Department store, begins and ends with store information, includes, writings and illustrations aimed at children. Center pages appear to have holes where binding thread was used but the pages are no longer connected. Each page has illustrations, either.....
anthropomorphism, juvenile, folk tales
New York: McLoughlin Bros. c. 1890s. unpaginated. Printed soft cover with cloth spine hand sewn, illustrations, Pleasure Books. An old dame founf a silver sixpence while sweeping her home. She went to town and traded it for a white pig. While trying to get home, the pig refuses to go.....
juvenile] [Christian literature
London: The Religious Tract Society. 16 pp. Illustrated printed paper cover, each story has illustration at start, book number 16, mid to late 1800's. Titles include: Remember. -- What a child ought to be. -- What a child ought not to be. -- What a good little boy is. --.....
New Haven: S. Babcock, c. 1840s. 24 pp. Yellow illustrated paper cover, illustrations of all animals referenced. Part of Babcock's Moral, instructive and amusing toy books. Each animal included has multiple anecdotes. Animals include the lion, tiger, elephant, dog, camel, horse, and bear. 6" x 4" staining, some tears in cover.