|Title||Youth's Battledoor (title page) |
|Publisher Location||United States--Massachusetts--Northampton |
|Publication Date||1828-1843? |
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Small chapbook with hand colored woodcut illustrations.|
An alphabet book in which every letter is accompanied by an illustration and a single word. The title page depicts insects such as a beetle, butterflies, caterpillar, flies, cricket, and bees in a forest scene.
|Contextual Notes||This is not a "battledore", but a chapbook. Battledores were made of cardboard while chapbooks were cheap "single signature" booklets from 8 to 32 pages made from flimsy paper and illustrated with often crudely made woodcuts.|
Elisha Turner is known to have been active as a publisher as early as 1828. Turner died in 1843.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Alphabet -- Juvenile literature |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1241 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection PE1155.Y688 1828 |
|Physical Description|| unnumbered p.: illustrated; 12 x 8 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: 2.3 |