FORGOTTEN BOOKS OF THE AMERICAN NURSERY

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Forgotten Books Of The American Nursery

Author : Rosalie Vrylina Halsey
ISBN : HARVARD:HN3DMH
Genre : Children
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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 : 1434628752
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.
Category: History

Forgotten Books Of The American Nursery A History Of The Development Of The Amer

Author : Rosalie Vrylina Halsey
ISBN : 1721855998
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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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A Social History Of Books And Libraries From Cuneiform To Bytes

Author : Patrick M. Valentine
ISBN : 9780810885714
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes traces the roles of books and libraries throughout recorded history and explores their social and cultural importance within differing societies and changing times. It presents the history of books from clay tablets to e-books and the history of libraries, whether built of bricks or bytes.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Once Upon A Time In A Dark And Scary Book

Author : K. Shryock Hood
ISBN : 9781476633442
Genre : Literary Criticism
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 Contemporary American horror literature for children and young adults has two bold messages for readers: adults are untrustworthy, unreliable and often dangerous; and the monster always wins (as it must if there is to be a sequel). Examining the young adult horror series and the religious horror series for children (Left Behind: The Kids) for the first time, and tracing the unstoppable monster to Seuss’s Cat in the Hat, this book sheds new light on the problematic message produced by the combination of marketing and books for contemporary American young readers.
Category: Literary Criticism

Price List Of The Bloodgood Nurseries Dept Of American Nursery Co Flushing L I New York 1924 Classic Reprint

Author : Bloodgood Nurseries
ISBN : 036403825X
Genre : Science
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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 The American Nursery Co 1923 Classic Reprint

Author : American Nursery Company
ISBN : 0265917212
Genre : Gardening
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Excerpt from Price List of the American Nursery Co., 1923 Prices - This list supersedes all previous editions. The prices are for the quantities named 25 and 5 will be furnished at the 100 and 10 rate respectively. We have tried to make our prices as low as we think well-grown stock should be sold. We expect, however, to sell on the market and meet reliable competition. Terms - We are glad to grant 30 to 60 days' time for payment of bills to all responsible parties, but parties we do not know, who have no commercial rating, must send remittance with order, or a guarantee signed by some bank or someone of known responsibility to be sure of securing goods selected. If references are sent, we will confer with them; and after hearing favorably, if goods selected are still unsold, we will enter them as requested, but we will not enter orders or ship goods until we know the customer is responsible. 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.
Category: Gardening