|Title||Ditties for children by a lady of Boston (cover) |
|Author||Sproat, Nancy, 1766-1827 |
|Publisher||Johnson & Warner|
|Publisher Location||United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia |
|Publication Date||1813 |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored wood engravings.|
A collection of verses that talk about everyday matters such as "Pudding and milk", but also encourage boys and girls to exhibit good behavior and to not lie, steal or associate with bad children.
The illustration on the front cover corresponds to a verse on p. 14 entitled "Lazy Jane", a story about a girl who preferred to romp with naughty girls and boys in lieu of minding her books at school. As a result she grew up a dunce without skills to earn a living and thus became a vagabond without any friends.
|Contextual Notes||A cloth spine has been carefully sewn on to help hold this much loved book together.|
In 1831, the book was included by Lydia Maria Child in her list of best books for children ages five to six.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile poetry; Children's poetry, American |
Manners and social etiquette
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0937 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection PS2901.S388 D58 1813 |
|Physical Description||, 45 p.:illustrated; 14.5 x 9.5 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.113 |