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"Resolv'd on proclaiming a submarine feast", frontispiece
Front cover
"His Majesty spouted", page 14
The Mermaid "at home!", [Title page]
"That notable gambler, the Shark", page 12
A title page, Lancaster, Massachusetts

A title page, Lancaster, Massachusetts

The Lancaster firm of Carter and Andrews dealt in such things as book publishing, map printing and coloring, wood engraving, and lithography. At the height of the company's success, from 1827 to 1834, they prod... More

Juvenile songs, religious, moral, and sentimental : with brief exercises, adapted to the purposes of primary instruction
Der Struwwelpeter, S. 15
Nursery Rhymes. No. 2.
The Era of Progress in Children's Literature, from Puck
"It was too much like hitting a man when he is down."
Portrait of the Singer May Belfort with Loose Hanging Hair

Portrait of the Singer May Belfort with Loose Hanging Hair

With her enchanting English accent, the Irish singer May Belfort became all the rage in Paris. Lautrec portrayed her multiple times. In this case, he accentuated the effect of the footlights (spotlights along t... More

Hans Christian Andersen Statue

Hans Christian Andersen Statue

Image Description from historic lecture booklet: "Rather than a preponderance of military statues as in Germany, one finds through Denmark those which honor leaders in teaching, in writing and in the common eve... More

[Anti-trust cartoons]: Nursery Rhymes for Infant Industries, No. 15: 'O' is the Oil Trust, a modern Bill Sikes; he defies the police, and does just as he likes

[Anti-trust cartoons]: Nursery Rhymes for Infant Industries, No. 15: '...

Standard Oil Trust mugging the common people. Newspaper repro. of drawings by Frederick Opper. Copyrighted by W.R. Hearst. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Nur... More

The heroes; or, Greek fairy tales for my children,
The heroes; or, Greek fairy tales for my children,
Nursery rhymes for infant industries. An alphabet of joyous trusts--no. 5 / F. Opper.

Nursery rhymes for infant industries. An alphabet of joyous trusts--no...

Cartoon showing man, "Electric Trust," using electrical device, "Monopoly," to shock another man, "The Common People." Copyright by W.R. Hearst. LC-USZ6-797 DLC (b&w copy photo) bad negative?

[Anti-trust cartoons]: Alice in Plunderland, No. 15

[Anti-trust cartoons]: Alice in Plunderland, No. 15

Caricatures of Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Gould, Sage and Havemeyer. Newspaper repro. of drawings by Frederick Opper. Copyrighted by W.R. Hearst. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Capti... More

Improving songs for anxious children
Cooking game with metal scales
Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes

Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes

Arthur Rackham (British, London 1867–1939 Limpsfield, Surrey)

An anciente mappe of Fairyland : newly discovered and set forth

An anciente mappe of Fairyland : newly discovered and set forth

This map of Fairyland depicts places from nursery rhymes, fairy tales, Arthurian legends and the folktales of many cultures. Sleigh, a fairy and mythology enthusiast, initially sketched a map of fairyland to en... More

Jean Baptiste Pointe de Sable: founder of Chicago
Freedom Train: the story of Harriet Tubman
George Washington Carver
Harriet Tubman: the Moses of her people
Cock Robin's death and funeral

Cock Robin's death and funeral

Date of printing suggested by Bristol. Consists of one gathering, unsigned. "The catalogue and characters of the letters of the alphabet"--P. 11-24. Bristol B5059 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler,... More

Home pictures, short stories for kids

Home pictures, short stories for kids

Also available in digital form.

The young child's ABC, or, First book

The young child's ABC, or, First book

In original illustrated gray wrapper. Shaw & Shoemaker 11909 Rosenbach, A.S.W. Children's books, 325 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 26 LC copy 2 (Carson Coll) copy NOS 2010-12-30 he11

The uncle's present : a new battledoor

The uncle's present : a new battledoor

24 letter alphabet (no J or U), illustrated with street vendors with their particular cries as captions. Wrapper shaped like an envelope, with a flap that surrounds the fore-edge of the book. Title from ins... More

The history of insects

The history of insects

Shaw & Shoemaker 28750 Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 544.5 Rosenbach, A.S.W. Children's books, 475 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 45-47 Alphabet on p. [2] of cover, bookseller's adve... More

Beauties of the New-England primer

Beauties of the New-England primer

Heartman estimates date of printing between 1815 and 1830; Haviland 1818. Samuel Wood & Sons published at 261 Pearl St., New York, between 1817 and 1835. Heartman, C.F. New England primer, 442 Haviland, V. Ya... More

The tales of Peter Parley about America : with engravings

The tales of Peter Parley about America : with engravings

First edition. Page 144 misnumbered 142. Signatures: [1]⁸ 2-9⁸. Shoemaker 29051 Blanck, J. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 1 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 48-56 "The story of America"--P. 138-1... More

The Youth's instructer in natural history

The Youth's instructer in natural history

Issued in an orange paper slipcase. Each volume in an orange paper wrapper. No. 1: 36 p., [10] leaves of plates ; no. 2: 36 p., [10] leaves of plates; no. 3: 35 p., [10] leaves of plates; no. 4: 34 p., [9] leav... More

Les contes de Pierre Parley sur l'Amérique : avec figures

Les contes de Pierre Parley sur l'Amérique : avec figures

Translated by F.M.J. Surault. Frontispiece with caption: Peter Parley telling stories, signed: J. Andrews. Shaw & Shoemaker 12661 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 58 In original publisher's bi... More

Keeper's travels in search of his master

Keeper's travels in search of his master

Checklist Amer. imprints, 19601 Also available in digital form.

The Butterfly's ball, and the grasshopper's feast

The Butterfly's ball, and the grasshopper's feast

Cover title. "Embellished with eight colored engravings." The Ill. are hand-colored. In verse. In illustrated green printed wrapper. Baltimore directories show William Raine printing in Baltimore in the early ... More

Beauty and the beast

Beauty and the beast

In verse. With: Bayley, F.W.N. Jack the giant killer. New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., 1845. LC copy has hand-colored illustrations.

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood

In verse. 11 full-page illustrations including in pagination. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 133 With: Bayley, F.W.N. Jack the giant killer. New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., 1845. LC copy ... More

Charles Perrault - Blue Beard

Charles Perrault - Blue Beard

In verse. 13 full-page illustrations included in pagination. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 133 With: Bayley, F.W.N. Jack the giant killer. New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., 1845. LC copy h... More

Malleville : a Franconia story

Malleville : a Franconia story

Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, pages 89-90 Weber, C.J. Bibliography of Jacob Abbott, entry IV1 Publisher's advertisements on 4 pages at end.

The little frog and pretty mouse, English folk song

The little frog and pretty mouse, English folk song

Copyright statement on title page: 1852. Includes 7 full-page illustrations, including the title page. In original illustrated pink paper wrapper with publisher's advertisement on p. [4]. Haviland, V. Yankee D... More

Independence : true and false

Independence : true and false

LC children's books, v. 1, p. 460. Also available in digital form.

Maria Cheeseman, or, The candy-girl

Maria Cheeseman, or, The candy-girl

In original publisher's binding: blue rib-grain cloth with borders stamped in blind on boards, title stamped in gilt on spine. Also available in digital form. LC copy is a copyright deposit: no. 453, Feb. 13, 1856.

Rollo in London

Rollo in London

In original publisher's binding: brown cloth with a Birth of Venus-like illustration in a panel stamped in blind on boards, title and series title in gilt on spine. Series title page signed: Baker Smith Andrew;... More

Goody Two-Shoes : illuminated with ten pictures

Goody Two-Shoes : illuminated with ten pictures

"With illustrations by W.H. Thwaites, engraved by the best artists"--Cover. In an illustrated stiff paper wrapper, with an advertisement on p. [4] for the series. Copyright 1855. Signatures: A-B⁸. Last page bla... More

Mother Goose in hieroglyphics, rebus

Mother Goose in hieroglyphics, rebus

"Part first"--Cover. On the title page and paper wrapper, "Goose" appears as an illustration of a goose. 26 nursery rhymes with many words replaced by pictures. Pages [31] and 32 have the key to the rebuses. Co... More

Mamma's budget, or, Daily reading for children

Mamma's budget, or, Daily reading for children

"By the Child's Friend." Added t.p. signed Bonner, sc., possibly G.W. Bonner. In original publisher's binding: blind-stamped white cloth on boards, gold stamped on spine. LC copy is a copyright deposit: No. 499... More

The brandy drops, or, Charlie's pledge : a temperance story

The brandy drops, or, Charlie's pledge : a temperance story

Copyright 1858. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 103 Illustrations include the frontispiece: a drunken man holds a bottle from which a winged serpent rises to attack him. In original publisher... More

McGuffey's newly revised eclectic primer, with pictorial illustrations

McGuffey's newly revised eclectic primer, with pictorial illustrations

"Intended as an introduction to McGuffey's eclectic first reader"--Preface. Clark, Austin, Maynard & Co. was publishing in New York between 1860 and 1862. Cf. 19th cent. Amer. children's book trade directory, A... More

Parables from nature

Parables from nature

Also available in digital form.

Marmaduke Multiply

Marmaduke Multiply

In verse. Blakeman & Mason were at the above address in 1862. Americanized edition of a work originally published in England in 3 parts, in 1816 and 1817. The rhyme "4 times 11 are 44, I bought this book at F... More

The Indian chief and the little white boy

The Indian chief and the little white boy

Copyright 1855 by H.C. Peck & Theo. Bliss. Theodore Bliss published independently in Philadelphia between 1862 and at least 1876. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 102 Illustrations have the f... More

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood

A little girl meets a hungry wolf in the forest on her way to visit her grandmother. A shape book. Title from illustrated paper cover. Toy book cut in the shape of a standing Little Red Riding Hood, with a wolf... More

The Union A B C

The Union A B C

Printed in red and blue on linen. Each letter of the alphabet is printed with the stars and stripes, and is accompanied by a patriotic verse and illustration relating to the Union cause.

Spectacles for young eyes: St. Petersburg

Spectacles for young eyes: St. Petersburg

Also available in digital form.

Agnes Wilbur, or, A daughter's influence

Agnes Wilbur, or, A daughter's influence

Plates printed in red. In original publisher's binding: blind-stamped brown cloth with title gold stamped on spine. LC copy is a copyright deposit: No. 256. Deposited Oct. 16, 1866, by J.C. Garrigues & Co., pr... More

Elsie Dinsmore

Elsie Dinsmore

First edition. Added t.p. has address: 506 Broadway, which is correct. Illustrations signed: Fay & Cox. In original publisher's binding: brown cloth over boards, with blind-stamped medallion in the center of t... More

Selections for little folks

Selections for little folks

In verse. Also available in digital form.

Buried in the snow

Buried in the snow

Also available in digital form.

History of my pets

History of my pets

In original publisher's binding: red rib-grain cloth with Eastlake-style design and title stamped in black and gilt on upper board; title and publisher's monogram stamped in gilt on spine. Also available in dig... More

The cats' party

The cats' party

Cover title. Copyright 1869. Leaves printed on one side only, printed pages face each other. First and last leaves pasted to paper wrapper. In illustrated paper wrapper with publisher's advertisement on p. [4]... More

How the Kingdom came to little Joy

How the Kingdom came to little Joy

Also available in digital form.

Granville Valley

Granville Valley

Weber, C.J. Bibliography of Jacob Abbott, entry VIIg4 Publisher's advertisements on 38 pages at end. Also available in digital form.

Lucille, or, The young flower-maker

Lucille, or, The young flower-maker

Also available in digital form.

Finding His foot-prints

Finding His foot-prints

One Illustration signed: Peirce. In original publisher's binding: brown cloth with title gold stamped on spine and upper board, border and center ornament stamped in black. LC copy is a copyright deposit: Copyr... More

What Robbie was good for

What Robbie was good for

Also available in digital form.

Simple addition by a little nigger

Simple addition by a little nigger

Cover title. Leaves printed on one side only, printed pages face each other. A counting rhyme. In illustrated paper wrapper with publisher's advertisement on p. [4]: New picture books for little children. Havil... More

That boy of Newkirk's

That boy of Newkirk's

LC copy is a copyright deposit. Also available in digital form.

The curse and the cup

The curse and the cup

In original publisher's binding: brown cloth with title and border stamped in black on upper board; title and publisher's monogram in black and gilt on spine. LC copy is a copyright deposit: 1880. Also availabl... More

Baby days, a selection of songs, stories, and pictures, for very little folks
Treasures from fairy land

Treasures from fairy land

Two volumes in one. Also available in digital form.

Simple traveller; little stories for little folks,
Father's house

Father's house

Also available in digital form.

The floating prince, and other fairy tales

The floating prince, and other fairy tales

The title story first appeared in St. Nicholas, Dec. 1880. Cf. Blanck. BAL 18877 Blanck, J. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 61 LC copy 1 is a copyright deposit: Nov. 11, 1881, no. 17133. [16] p. of publisher's adv... More

Yankee Doodle : an old friend in a new dress

Yankee Doodle : an old friend in a new dress

In verse. Eight full-page color illustrations. Blue line illustrations are incorporated into the pages of text. LC copy is a copyright deposit: Oct. 13, 1881, no. 15793 M. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literar... More

Tales from the Norse grandmother (the Elder Edda)

Tales from the Norse grandmother (the Elder Edda)

Also available in digital form. Copy 2 formerly classed: PT7235.L3

Sketches & scraps

Sketches & scraps

In verse. Printer named on verso of t.p. In original publisher's binding: Illustrated paper over boards, cloth spine. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 185-189 LC copy is a copyright deposit: N... More

The little duke: Richard the Fearless

The little duke: Richard the Fearless

Also available in digital form.

Diddie, Dumps, and Tot, or, Plantation child-life

Diddie, Dumps, and Tot, or, Plantation child-life

Twelve full-page illustrations included in pagination. Some illustrations signed: WLS (William Ludwell Sheppard). "Interesting and popular books depicting southern life and character"--2 p. at end. Haviland, V... More

The brave little tailor

The brave little tailor

Also available in digital form.

Dolly's kettledrum

Dolly's kettledrum

In original publisher's binding: brown cloth over boards. Upper board illustrated in black and gilt, with series title in black. Also available in digital form. Copy 1 formerly shelved in Reserve Storage.

A Little Pilgrim,

A Little Pilgrim,

Also available in digital form.

Peace Island

Peace Island

In original publisher's binding: brown cloth over boards. Upper board illustrated in black and gilt, with series title in black. Also available in digital form. Formerly shelved in Reserve Storage.

Crown jewels

Crown jewels

Also available in digital form.

Little Loo

Little Loo

Also available in digital form.

Biographical stories,

Biographical stories,

Also available in digital form.

Loveday's history : a tale of many changes

Loveday's history : a tale of many changes

Also available in digital form.

The adventures of Ulysses

The adventures of Ulysses

"Homer and the Odyssey" signed: D. H. M.: p. [v]-vii. Also available in digital form.

Oldham, or, Beside all waters

Oldham, or, Beside all waters

Frontispiece signed: I. McD. Publisher's advertisements on 3 pages at end. Also available in digital form.

We young folks; original stories for boys and girls,

We young folks; original stories for boys and girls,

Children's stories. Also available in digital form.

The mountaineers

The mountaineers

Also available in digital form.

The Birds' Christmas carol

The Birds' Christmas carol

Name of publisher precedes place of publication on t.p. Blanck, J. Peter Parley to Penrod, p. 86 LC copy has original cream-colored upper wrapper, with title and illustration printed in red, bound in the front... More

Two little Confederates

Two little Confederates

Eight full-page illustrations included in pagination, signed: A.C. Redwood, Kemble. Printer named on t.p. verso. In original publisher's binding: illustrated blue cloth over boards. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle'... More

Rip Van Winkle

Rip Van Winkle

Illustrated t.p.; all edges gilt. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 293-303 Williams, S.T. Washington Irving, p. 127 NC1075.M6 Copy 3 formerly shelved in Reserve Storage. vj18 2004-01-23

Our world reader

Our world reader

Also available in digital form.

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