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Forgotten Books Of The American Nursery

Author : Rosalie Vrylina Halsey
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A history of books for children from colonial times to the 1850's.
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Forgotten Books Of The American Nursery

Author : Rosalie Vrylina Halsey
ISBN : 1434629104
Genre : History
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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Forgotten Books Of The American Nursery A History Of The Development Of The American Story Book

Author : Rosalie Vrylina Halsey
ISBN : 1548012904
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CHAPTER I Introductory A shelf full of books belonging to the American children of colonial times and of the early days of the Republic presents a strangely unfamiliar and curious appearance. If chronologically placed, the earliest coverless chap-books are hardly noticeable next to their immediate successors with wooden sides; and these, in turn, are dominated by the gilt, silver, and many colored bindings of diminutive dimensions which hold the stories dear to the childish heart from Revolutionary days to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Then bright blue, salmon, yellow, and marbled paper covers make a vivid display which, as the century grows older, fades into the sad-colored cloth bindings thought adapted to many children's books of its second quarter. An examination of their contents shows them to be equally foreign to present day ideas as to the desirable characteristics for children's literature. Yet the crooked black type and crude illustrations of the wholly religious episodes related in the oldest volumes on the shelf, the didactic and moral stories with their tiny type-metal, wood, and copper-plate pictures of the next groups; and the "improving" American tales adorned with blurred colored engravings, or stiff steel and wood illustrations, that were produced for juvenile amusement in the early part of the nineteenth century, -all are as interesting to the lover of children as they are unattractive to the modern children themselves. The little ones very naturally find the stilted language of these old stories unintelligible and the artificial plots bewildering; but to one interested in the adult literature of the same periods of history an acquaintance with these amusement books of past generations has a peculiar charm and value of its own. They then become not merely curiosities, but the means of tracing the evolution of an American literature for children. To the student desiring an intimate acquaintance with any civilized people, its lighter literature is always a great aid to personal research; the more trivial, the more detailed, the greater the worth to the investigator are these pen-pictures as records of the nation he wishes to know. Something of this value have the story-books of old-fashioned childhood. Trivial as they undoubtedly are, they nevertheless often contain our best sketches of child-life in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, -a life as different from that of a twentieth century child as was the adult society of those old days from that of the present time. They also enable us to mark as is possible in no other way, the gradual development of a body of writing which, though lagging much behind the adult literature, was yet also affected by the local and social conditions in America. Without attempting to give the history of the evolution of the A B C book in England-the legitimate ancestor of all juvenile books-two main topics must be briefly discussed before entering upon the proper matter of this volume....
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Forgotten Books Of The American Nursery A History Of The Development Of The Amer

Author : Rosalie Vrylina Halsey
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Forgotten Books of the American Nursery A History of the Development of the American Story-Book by Rosalie Vrylina Halsey CHAPTER I Introductory A shelf full of books belonging to the American children of colonial times and of the early days of the Republic presents a strangely unfamiliar and curious appearance. If chronologically placed, the earliest coverless chap-books are hardly noticeable next to their immediate successors with wooden sides; and these, in turn, are dominated by the gilt, silver, and many colored bindings of diminutive dimensions which hold the stories dear to the childish heart from Revolutionary days to the beginning of the nineteenth century. Then bright blue, salmon, yellow, and marbled paper covers make a vivid display which, as the century grows older, fades into the sad-colored cloth bindings thought adapted to many children's books of its second quarter. An examination of their contents shows them to be equally foreign to present day ideas as to the desirable characteristics for children's literature. Yet the crooked black type and crude illustrations of the wholly religious episodes related in the oldest volumes on the shelf, the didactic and moral stories with their tiny type-metal, wood, and copper-plate pictures of the next groups; and the "improving" American tales adorned with blurred colored engravings, or stiff steel and wood illustrations, that were produced for juvenile amusement in the early part of the nineteenth century, -all are as interesting to the lover of children as they are unattractive to the modern children themselves. The little ones very naturally find the stilted language of these old stories unintelligible and the artificial plots bewildering; but to one interested in the adult literature of the same periods of history an acquaintance with these amusement books of past generations has a peculiar charm and value of its own. They then become not merely curiosities, but the means of tracing the evolution of an American literature for children. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
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Price List Of The American Nursery Company Classic Reprint

Author : American Nursery Company
ISBN : 1528314271
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Excerpt from Price List of the American Nursery Company Carpinus caroliniana (americana). American hornb'eam. 30' - 40' Closely resembles the beech - smooth, blue-gray bark. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Price List Of The Bloodgood Nurseries Dept Of American Nursery Co Flushing L I New York 1924 Classic Reprint

Author : Bloodgood Nurseries
ISBN : 0364937076
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Excerpt from Price List of the Bloodgood Nurseries, Dept. Of American Nursery Co. Flushing L. I., New York, 1924 Location and How to Reach Us Our Nurseries are located in the town. Of Flushing, the Oldest nursery center of America, ten miles from the center of New York City, from which point we are reached by trains on the North Shore Division of the Long Island Railroad from Pennsylvania Station, Thirty-third Street and Seventh Avenue, to Broadway Station, or by trolley from Fifty-ninth Street and Queensboro Bridge. To Twenty-second Street and Fr'anconia Ave., Flushing. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Price List Of Nursery Stock Of The American Nursery Company 1920 Classic Reprint

Author : American Nursery Company
ISBN : 1528112075
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Excerpt from Price List of Nursery Stock of the American Nursery Company, 1920 We would say to those unacquainted with us that we have 800 acres devoted to the business: our methods of growing and handling stock are up to date. We solicit correspondence and personal inspection of our stock, confident that it will compare favorably with the best. References - For those who do_ not know us we refer to any leading nurserymen in the United States, Dun and Bradstreet's Mercantile Agencies. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Price List Bloodgood Nurseries

Author : Bloodgood Nurseries
ISBN : 0428888690
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Excerpt from Price List, Bloodgood Nurseries: Department of American Nursery Co., Flushing, L. I., New York, Passenger Station, Broadway-Flushing, L. I., N. Y., North Shore Division, Long Island Railroad, Freight Station, Bayside, Long Island Our Nurseries are located in the town of Flushing, the oldest nursery center of America, ten miles from the center of New York City, from Which point we are reached by trains of the North Shore Division of the Long Island Railroad from Pennsylvania Station, Thir ty-third Street and Seventh Avenue, to Broadway Sta tion, or by trolley from Fifty-ninth Street and Queens boro Bridge to Twenty - second Street and Franconia Avenue, Flushing. Visitors from the South Shore and Eastern Long Island and Brooklyn will change at Jamaica to the Flushing trolley, getting off at Twenty-second Street and Franconia Avenue and walking one-half mile directly east to our office. We have also established a Nursery at Albertson, on the main road between Mineola and Roslyn, and acces sible from both places by motor bus passing our property. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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