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FORGOTTEN BOOKS OF THE AMERICAN NURSERY

A History of the Development of the American Story Book

by

ROSALIE V. HALSEY

[Illustration: The Devil and the Disobedient Child ]

Boston Charles E. Goodspeed & Co. 1911 Copyright, 1911, by C.E. Goodspeed & Co. Of this book seven hundred copies were printed in November 1911, by D.B. Updike, at The Merrymount Press, Boston

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. Introductory 3

II. The Play Book in England 33

III. Newbery's Books in America 59

IV. Patriotic Printers and the American Newbery 89

V. The Child and his Book at the End of the Eighteenth Century 121

VI. Toy Books in the early Nineteenth Century 147

VII. American Writers and English Critics 191

Index 233

ILLUSTRATIONS

The Devil and the Disobedient Child Frontispiece From "The Prodigal Daughter." Sold at the Printing Office, No. 5, Cornhill, Boston. [J. and J. Fleet, 1789?]

Facing Page The Devil appears as a French Gentleman 26 From "The Prodigal Daughter." Sold at the Printing Office, No. 5, Cornhill, Boston. [J. and J. Fleet, 1789?]

Title page from "The Child's New Play thing" 44 Printed by J. Draper; J. Edwards in Boston [1750]. Now in the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations

Title page from "A Little Pretty Pocket Book" 47 Printed by Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, MDCCLXXXVII. Now in the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations

A page from "A Little Pretty Pocket Book" 49 Printed by Isaiah Thomas, Worcester, MDCCLXXXVII. Now in the New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox, and Tilden Foundations

John Newbery's Advertisement of Children's Books 60 From the "Pennsylvania Gazette" of November 15, 1750

Title page of "The New Gift for Children" 70 Printed by Zechariah Fowle, Boston, 1762. Now in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Miss Fanny's Maid 74 Illustration from "The New Gift for Children," printed by Zechariah Fowle, Boston, 1762. Now in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

A page from a Catalogue of Children's Books printed by Isaiah Thomas 106 From "The Picture Exhibition," Worcester, MDCCLXXXVIII

Illustration of Riddle XIV 110 From "The Puzzling Cap," printed by John Adams, Philadelphia, 1805

Frontispiece from "The History of Little Goody Two Shoes" 117 From one of The First Worcester Edition , printed by Isaiah Thomas in MDCCLXXXVII. Now in the Library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Sir Walter Raleigh and his Man 125 Copper plate illustration from "Little Truths," printed in Philadelphia by J. and J. Crukshank in 1800

Foot Ball 126 Copper plate illustration from "Youthful Recreations," printed in Philadelphia by Jacob Johnson about 1802

Jacob Johnson's Book Store in Philadelphia about 1800 155

A Wall paper Book Cover 165 From "Lessons for Children from Four to Five Years Old," printed in Wilmington (Delaware) by Peter Brynberg in 1804

Tom the Piper's Son 170 Illustration and text engraved on copper by William Charles, of Philadelphia, in 1808

A Kind and Good Father 172 Woodcut by Alexander Anderson for "The Prize for Youthful Obedience," printed in Philadelphia by Jacob Johnson in 1807

A Virginian 174 Illustration from "People of all Nations," printed in Philadelphia by Jacob Johnson in 1807

A Baboon 174 Illustration from "A Familiar Description of Beasts and Birds," printed in Boston by Lincoln and Edmands in 1813

Drest or Undrest 176 Illustration from "The Daisy," published by Jacob Johnson in 1808

Little Nancy 182 Probably engraved by William Charles for "Little Nancy, or, the Punishment of Greediness," published in Philadelphia by Morgan & Yeager about 1830

Children of the Cottage 196 Engraved by Joseph I... Continue reading book >>




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