|Title||Peter Parley's book of curiosities, natural and artificial (p. 19) |
|Author||Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860 |
|Publisher||Carter, Hendee & Company|
|Publisher Location||United States--Massachusetts--Boston |
|Publication Date||1832 |
|Printer||Jenkins & Greenough|
|Illustrator||Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored wood engravings.|
Wood-engravings variously signed by George Loring Brown.
In publisher's (?) quarter binding with marbled paper boards; title stamped in gilt on spine within second of five double ruled registers; inscribed in ink on flyleaf: "Margaret Sophia Gassaway".
Written in preface: "This volume consists of selections from various writers, descriptive of some of the most remarkable works of nature and art.... It is believed that this volume will be interesting to youth, and it can hardly fail to impart much instruction to those who read it with attention." Includes chapters on Manners and customs, Remarkable quadrupeds, Remarkable birds, Serpents and reptiles, Caverns and grottoes, Antiquities among others.
This page depicts a "Chinese feat of strength."
|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)||Curiosities and wonders |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0680 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. AG241.G65 1832 |
|Physical Description||224 p.: 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 13.17 |