|Title||Fireside Stories (cover) |
|Author||Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860 |
|Publisher||Darton & Company|
|Publisher Location||England--London |
|Publication Date||ca. 1848 |
|Printer||Measom, William (engraver)|
Armstrong, Christopher, fl. 1854-1856 (engraver)
|Illustrator||Gilbert, John, Sir, 1817-1897|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored wood engravings and a handcolored engraved frontispiece.|
In preface: "The present Tales are taken from Peter Parley's Magazine and Annual".
Publisher's decorated cloth binding with gold-stamped cover.
This book contains illustrated stories and verse that discuss events in history including "Tales of English History", natural history and the sciences, and moral tales for boys and girls. It includes a story entitled "The Guinea Pig" about Edwin who carelessly kills his pet and also a verse describing a dialogue between mother and her son William concerning the death of his brother. The verse ends with " He never can come back my child, Tis wrong to think he should; But you will one day go to him, if you are kind and good".
|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--Conduct of life--Juvenile fiction; Conduct of life--Juvenile fiction; Natural history--Juvenile fiction; Animals--Juvenile fiction |
Geography and travel
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0634 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PS1754.F57 1848 |
|Physical Description||p. 193-376,  leaves: illustrated; 16 x 13 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 13.13 |