|Title||Young Oliver: Or the thoughtless boy (frontispiece and title page) |
|Publisher Location||Unknown |
|Publication Date||1815 |
|Printer||F. Houlston and Son (Wellington, Salop)|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Chapbook illustrated with uncolored woodcuts.|
Part of the Twelve Chapbooks series.
A young boy squanders his wealth on alcohol, falls in with a gang of smugglers, and is executed for his crimes. The author warns children to spend their money wisely and beware of vice.
"Two ways of attaining wisdom" is appended to the story of Young Oliver. In this story, two boys are warned against approaching a bee-hive. One boy goes too close despite the warning and is naturally stung, while the other stays far away and remains safe.
The frontispiece depicts an open book. Printed below the illustration: O write upon my mem'ry, Lord, The texts and doctrines of thy word; That I may break thy laws no more, But love thee better than before.
Printed on the title page: Oh, that men should put an enemy into their mouths to steal away their brains! -Shakespeare.
|Contextual Notes||This chapbook series contained cautionary tales, adventure stories, alphabets, natural histories, moral lessons, cries, and reading lessons in poetry and prose. Each volume contained 15-50 pages bound with card wrappers bearing illustrations of no relevance to the books' contents, and were issued either colored or plain. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature; Boys -- Conduct of life, Chapbooks, English -- Specimens |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0270 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. BJ1641 Y68 1815 |
|Physical Description||47 p.: illustrated; 10.5 x 6.5 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.133 |