|Title||Parley's picture book (cover) |
|Author||Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860 |
|Publisher||Gates and Stedman|
|Publisher Location||United States--New York--New York |
|Publication Date||1847 |
|Printer||George A. and J. Curtis, New England Type and Stereotype Foundry|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored woodcuts.|
This book contains stories in prose and verse about children and animals, many pointing out correct behavior and offering moral instruction. The introduction suggests that learning to read is not only for a child's amusement, but may furnish knowledge of the utmost importance as illustrated by the tale of a young boy who fell through an unsafe bridge into the water below because he could not read a warning sign posted by the bridge.
Publisher's decorated cloth binding stamped with "A Gift for a Good Child."
Printed on title page: A new edition, with additions.
The cover depicts two boys and a girl standing around a table and playing with their new toys on New Year's Day.
|Contextual Notes||Samuel Goodrich was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut, the 6th of ten children and the son of a minister, in 1793. His career as a book publisher began in 1816. In the early 1820s Goodrich came to the conclusion that children as well as adults preferred to read truth rather than fancy and that it would be possible to present history, geography, science, etc. ( truth) in such a way that it would be more interesting to children than fairies, giants and monsters. Based on this conclusion Goodrich moved his business to Boston and Peter Parley was born in 1827 with PETER PARLEY'S TALES ABOUT AMERICA. Goodrich expanded his publishing efforts to textbooks and magazines. His publications were so popular that he attracted imposters, particularly in England. Spurious Peter Parleys appeared everywhere, infuriating Goodrich, but he did not succeed in putting an end to them. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Children's poetry |
Manners and social etiquette
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0931 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection PS1754.P37 1847 |
|Physical Description||168 p.: illustrated; 15 x 12 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist L.118 |