|Title||The sad history of Greedy Jem and all his little brothers (cover) |
|Author||Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867 |
|Publisher||Routledge, Warne, & Routledge|
|Publisher Location||England -- London |
|Publication Date||1858 |
|Printer||Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905|
|Illustrator||Bennett, Charles H. (Charles Henry), 1829-1867|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with color printed wood engravings.|
From the series of One Shilling Toy Books.
Printed on the title page: Narrated, invented, and drawn on the wood by Charles H. Bennett.
Bennett enjoyed the rare identification as the artist of a toybook, largely because he worked his name into the cover illustration.
This book is filled with cautionary tales in verse that warn children against being greedy, contradictory, truant, talkative, vain, slouchy, and dainty. For each tale, there is an accompanying image that shows the child who has exhibited this bad behavior being transformed into an animal or distorted human figure.
The cover depicts Greedy Jem who eats pie until he becomes so fat that he is mistaken for a cannonball. The cover also depicts Dainty Dick who refuses to eat and becomes so thin that he is used as a copper-stick on washing-day, and Crooked Christopher who slouched so badly that he eventually folded up flat.
|Contextual Notes||Charles H. Bennett was a children's book writer and illustrator. His work also appeared in Punch and many newspapers.|
Edmund Evans was an English engraver and printer who is believed to be one of the first to use color prints in publications.
George Routledge set up business as a retail bookseller with his brother-in-law W. H. Warne as assistant in 1836. Warne was made a partner in 1848 and, after his brother Frederick Warne was made a partner in 1851, the firm was renamed George Routledge & Company. The firm moved to Farringdon Street in 1852. Robert Warne Routledge, George Routledge's son, entered the partnership in 1858 and the firm was renamed Routledge, Warne & Routledge.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Children's poems; English wit and humor |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1097 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PR4099.B33 B439 1858 |
|Physical Description|| p.: illustrated; 21.5 x 17 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.115 |