|Title||Peter Parley's tales about the sun, moon, and stars for children: with numerous engravings (p. 35) |
|Author||Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860 |
|Publisher||Gray & Bowen|
Carter, Hendee, and Babcock
|Publisher Location||United States--Massachusetts--Boston |
|Publication Date||1831 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored woodcuts.|
According to the preface, "this little book should not be put into the hands of a child till he is somewhat acquainted with geography. The common method of making astronomy the introductory part of geographical treatises for schools, is one of those absurdities, that is only tolerated because it has been long practised."
Includes questions for study.
This page depicts Herschel's Telescope.
|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)||Astronomy--Juvenile literature |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0697 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PS1754.S86 1831 |
|Physical Description||116 p.: illustrated; 13 x 11 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 10.2 |