|Title||The looking glass for the mind, or, Intellectual mirror (p. 202) |
|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 two young girls in fancy dresses and and two other young girls in simpler dresses. The accompanying story is entitled "Caroline, or a lesson to cure vanity." In the story, Caroline begs her mother to buy her a fancy silk dress and embroidered shoes so that she will be happier and appear richer and more grown up. The mother does so but warns Caroline that nice clothes will not make her happier. Caroline discovers this when she goes outside to play with her friends but can't join in because she is afraid of ruining her expensive clothes. In the end, Caroline decides that it is better to be plain and modest than beautiful and vain and returns to her old clothing.
|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||CHL1236 |
|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 |