|Title||The looking glass for the mind, or, Intellectual mirror (p. 145) |
|Author||Berquin, M. (Arnaud), 1747-1791 |
|Publisher Location||England -- London |
|Publication Date||1792 |
|Printer||Crowder, J. (John), d. 1830|
|Illustrator||Bewick, Thomas, 1753-1828|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored wood engravings.|
Short stories that provide moral instruction for children.
This page depicts a young boy cultivating a fruit-laden tree with a shovel and watering can. Behind him, another young boy is sitting beneath another tree that is withered and has no fruit. The accompanying story is entitled "William and Thomas, or the contrast between industry and indolence." In the story, a father gives each of his sons a tree to cultivate. The younger son works to improve his tree while the other son does not and instead gets into fights with other boys. When the latter son's tree doesn't bear any fruit, he insists that he should get some of his brother's fruit. His father says that this would not be fair and instead encourages the son to improve his own tree which he does.
|Contextual Notes||The first edition of this title appeared in 1787 and was enormously successful with the seventeenth edition appearing in 1827. Because of the impossibility of enforcing copyright laws abroad, many printed editions appeared in America where Bewick's illustrations were copied by Alexander Anderson.|
Thomas Bewick, the artist-engraver of Newcastle, had a genius for working in miniature. His vignettes were well suited to the small books for children. Bewick was an engraver on metal (an intaglio process) but is now best remembered for his engraving on wood (a relief process). He was born in 1753, He apprenticed with the engraver Ralph Beilby and later became his partner. His younger brother, John (1760-1795), also became an engraver, doing much work for John Newbery.
Arnaud Berquin was a French children's book author whose stories consisted of events that might happen to children in their everyday lives. He also wrote his books to encourage childhood reading as a family experience.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Conduct of life -- Juvenile literature |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1234 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PQ1957.B455 A513 1792 |
|Physical Description||, 271 p.,  leaf of plates: illustrated; 17 x 10.5 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit Checklist L.125 |