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"The sword, and the pike, the sabre, and lance, were bravely employ'd 'gainst the legions of France", page 5
"Resolv'd on proclaiming a submarine feast", frontispiece
Front cover
"And the dignifi'd dolphin, the pattern of fashion", page 12
"Old wife, most highly provok'd, that by the tobacco-pipe fish she'd been smok'd", page 8
"His Majesty spouted", page 14
The Mermaid "at home!", [Title page]
"The Codfish from Newfoundland bank found its way", page 7
"And now to get ready, each fish was in motion", page 6
"That notable gambler, the Shark", page 12
The journey, or, cross roads to conqueror's castle : a new and interesting game

The journey, or, cross roads to conqueror's castle : a new and interes...

The game board is a map with roads, cross-roads and illustrations. Starting from the bottom of the board, players spin the disk and move their marker in the indicated direction and spaces. Player's lose or gain... More

The heroes; or, Greek fairy tales for my children,
The heroes; or, Greek fairy tales for my children,
Improving songs for anxious children
Cooking game with metal scales
Contes du temps passé de ma mere l'oye : avec des morales

Contes du temps passé de ma mere l'oye : avec des morales

English and French on facing pages. English translation is by G. Miege, not R.S. (Robert Samber), Cf. ESTC. Signatures: A-O⁸ P². Bound in black morocco with gilt tooling; black end papers. ESTC (RLIN) N13590 L... More

A token for children : being an exact account of the conversion, holy and exemplary lives, and joyful deaths of several young children

A token for children : being an exact account of the conversion, holy ...

"Preserved and published for the encouragement of piety in other children. With new additions." A token for the children of New England is by Cotton Mather. First published in England, 1671-1672. Became the m... More

The New-England primer improved : for the more easy attaining the true reading of English, to which is added, the Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's catechism

The New-England primer improved : for the more easy attaining the true...

Signatures: A-E⁸. LC copy imperfect: margins worn, all leaves reinforced, leaves C4 and C5 mended with some loss of text. Final leaf supplied from a reprint of the 1777 ed. ESTC W36250

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

The American spelling book, containing an easy standard of pronunciation : being the first part of a grammatical institute of the English language

The American spelling book, containing an easy standard of pronunciati...

Signatures: A-M⁶. Evans 23052 Skeel, E.E.F. Webster 22 ESTC W7833 LC copy rebound; in 19 cm. case with contemporary wooden boards preserved in enclosed folder.

The prodigal daughter, or, A strange and wonderful relation : shewing how a gentleman of great estate in Bristol, had a proud and disobedient daughter, who, because her parents would not support her in all her extravagance, bargained with the devil to poison them, how an angel informed her parents of her design, how she lay in a trance four days, and when she was put in the grave, she came to life again, and related the wonderful things she saw in the other world

The prodigal daughter, or, A strange and wonderful relation : shewing ...

Signatures: [A]⁶. Evans 36166 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 13-14 Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 1068.14 ESTC W26926 LAC ael 2019-06-20 no edits (1 card)

The New England primer, improved : for the more easy attaining the true reading of English : to which is added the Assembly of Divines' Catechism

The New England primer, improved : for the more easy attaining the tru...

Signatures: [A]⁸ B-E⁸. Heartman, C.F. New England primer, 198 Shaw & Shoemaker 4726 Includes a small illustration for each letter of the alphabet, and an illustration of John Rogers, martyr. LC copy imperfect:... More

The mother's remarks on a set of cuts for children

The mother's remarks on a set of cuts for children

Designed to help mothers teach their children to read. The 54 plates contain 324 illustrations. Accompanied by an 8 p. "Advertisement," and 5 cards in various sizes: a folded card of consonants followed by bla... More

Easy and instructive lessons for children. Also, The ladder to learning, or, A selection of fables consisting of words of only one syllable : being an easy introduction to the useful art of reading

Easy and instructive lessons for children. Also, The ladder to learnin...

Shaw & Shoemaker 6214 Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 303 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 25 LC copy imperfect: all after p. 48 wanting.

The puzzling-cap : a choice collection of riddles, in familiar verse, with a curious cut to each

The puzzling-cap : a choice collection of riddles, in familiar verse, ...

First and last leaves mounted on covers. Shaw & Shoemaker 9225 Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 1085.5 Rosenbach, A.S.W. Children's books, 309 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 123-124

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 life of George Washington : with curious anecdotes, equally honourable to himself and exemplary to his young countrymen

The life of George Washington : with curious anecdotes, equally honour...

Shaw & Shoemaker 16702 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 40-44 LC copy has inscription: John Barton's book, 1810. LAC ecr 2019-04-25 no edits (1 card)

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 entertaining history of Giles Gingerbread, a little boy who lived upon learning

The entertaining history of Giles Gingerbread, a little boy who lived ...

"Adorned with copperplate engravings." Each plate has two illustrations; numbered 1-8. Attributed to John Newbery. Cf. DNB; Mrs. E.M. Field, The child and his book; Nichols' Lit. anec. v. 3, p. 465. Shaw & S... 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

A new hieroglyphical Bible for the amusement & instruction of children :

A new hieroglyphical Bible for the amusement & instruction of children...

"Recommended by the Rev. Rowland Hill, M.A. From an English edition." Woodcut illustrations by Alexander Anderson. Cf. Haviland. Shaw & Shoemaker 30872 Welch, D.A. Amer. children's books, 513.3 Haviland, V. ... More

Metamorphosis, or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explanations, for the amusement of young persons

Metamorphosis, or, A transformation of pictures, with poetical explana...

Sands' text is rewritten from The beginning, progress, and end of man, London, 1650. The illustrations are by J. Poupard. First published at Philadelphia ca. 1787. Each leaf is folded inward at the top and bott... More

The history of Tommy Two-Shoes, own brother to Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes

The history of Tommy Two-Shoes, own brother to Mrs. Margery Two-Shoes

"Embellished with cuts." First and last leaves mounted inside printed wrapper. Shaw & Shoemaker 43932 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. p. 84-88 Printer's advertisement on p. [31]; Alphabet on p. [4].

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 juvenile national calendar, or, A familiar description of the U.S. government

The juvenile national calendar, or, A familiar description of the U.S....

Date of printing suggested by Shoemaker. Written and illustrated by John Latrobe. Cf. Semmes, J.E. John H.B. Latrobe and his times, 1917, p. 103. Shoemaker 16755 Illustrations in LC copy are hand colored. Sourc... 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 school song book : adapted to the scenes of the school room : written for American children and youth

The school song book : adapted to the scenes of the school room : writ...

BAL 6796 Checklist Amer. imprints, 24785 Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 163 Includes "Mary's lamb." First line: Mary had a little lamb. Two illustrations signed Anderson, one signed Grattan... More

The daisy, or, Cautionary stories in verse : adapted to the ideas of children from four to eight years old

The daisy, or, Cautionary stories in verse : adapted to the ideas of c...

"Embellished with engravings on wood from new designs." This title is attributed to Elizabeth Turner by Welch, Rosenbach, and Checklist of American imprints. In original publisher's binding: brown cloth with a ... More

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

The countries of Europe, and the manners and customs of its various nations : in easy and entertaining verse for children

The countries of Europe, and the manners and customs of its various na...

Pagination includes 8 plates. American Antiquarian Society suggests 1843 as the date of printing. E. Dunigan was printing by himself at 151 Fulton St. from 1842 to 1848. Illustrations have the following captio... More

The mansion of happiness : an instructive moral and entertaining amusement

The mansion of happiness : an instructive moral and entertaining amuse...

A board game that folds to the shape of a book. The paper fastener holds a counter and the instructions (1 sheet). The spaces on the game board are numbered from 1 to 67 and arrranged in an oval. Illustrated sp... More

Flowers for children. Part I, For children eight or nine years old

Flowers for children. Part I, For children eight or nine years old

Printer named on verso of t.p. Publisher's advertisements on p. [ii] and p. [191]-[192]. In original publisher's binding: green cloth over boards, blind stamped with a geometrical design and the series title. L... More

The Boston cries ; and, The story of the little match-boy

The Boston cries ; and, The story of the little match-boy

Page [1] (blank) mounted inside front cover. The cries are on p. [2], [5], [7], [9], [11], [13], the story on [4], [6], [8], [10], [12], [14]. John C. Riker published at 129 Fulton St., New York, between 1844 ... 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

Jack the giant killer by F.W.N. Bayley, author of The new tale of a tub, etc. ; with illustrations by Leech

Jack the giant killer by F.W.N. Bayley, author of The new tale of a tu...

In verse. 13 full-page illustrations included in pagination. Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 133 With: Bayley, F.W.N. Little Red Riding Hood. New York: Burgess, Stringer & Co., 1845 -- Bayley... More

Flowers for children. Part II, For children from four to six years old

Flowers for children. Part II, For children from four to six years old

Printer named on verso of t.p. Publisher's advertisements on p. [ii] and p. [179]-[190]. Last leaf blank. In original publisher's binding: brown cloth over boards, blind stamped with a geometrical design and th... More

The Adventures of Miss Minette and Master Jocko : to which is added, The marvelous adventures of Dame Trot and her wonderful cat

The Adventures of Miss Minette and Master Jocko : to which is added, T...

Huestis & Cozans printed in New York between 1850 and 1852--Cf. 19th century Amer. children's book trade directory (at AAS website). Haviland, V. Yankee Doodle's literary sampler, p. 150-155

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

Learning to think : consisting of easy and entertaining lessons, designed to interest and assist in the first unfolding of the reflective and reasoning powers of children

Learning to think : consisting of easy and entertaining lessons, desig...

Weber, C.J. Abbott, VIa2 In original publisher's binding: red morocco-grain cloth with the series title inside a circle decorated with water plants and animals stamped in blind on both boards. Title in gilt on... More

Blind Ruth, or, How may I do good? : illustrating the second petition of the Lord's Prayer, Thy kingdom come
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.

The seven little sisters who live on the round ball that floats in the air : with illustrations

The seven little sisters who live on the round ball that floats in the...

By Jane Andrews. Added engraved title page (included in number of plates), with guard sheet. In original publisher's binding: Brown cloth over boards, title stamped in gilt on upper board. Haviland, V. Yankee ... More

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

Flora Morris' choice, or, Be not conformed to this world
Princess Ilse : a story of the Harz Mountains ; and, The Will-o'-the wisp

Princess Ilse : a story of the Harz Mountains ; and, The Will-o'-the w...

Published anonymously. LC copy by bequest of W.S. Shoemaker. Also available in digital form.

Buried in the snow

Buried in the snow

Also available in digital form.

The Fourth of July in New England and the fifth of November in old England

The Fourth of July in New England and the fifth of November in old Eng...

Publisher's advertisements on 6 pages at end. 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.

Short-comings and long-goings, or, The boys and girls of Glencairn

Short-comings and long-goings, or, The boys and girls of Glencairn

In original publisher's binding: brown cloth with Eastlake-style design and title stamped in black and gilt. 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

Treasures from fairy land

Treasures from fairy land

Two volumes in one. Also available in digital form.

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

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