The child's own story book, or, Simple tales.
Bibliographic Citation:
The child's own story book, or, Simple tales. New Haven : Printed and published by S. Babcock, [between 1840 and 1842]
Alternative Title:
Child's own story book
Simple tales
Printed and published by S. Babcock, [between 1840 and 1842]
  • Sidney Babcock published in New Haven under his own name from 1826 to 1884. AAS identifies this copy as typographically identical to issues dated 1840 and 1842.
  • Includes 6 woodcuts.
  • Contents: Mary and her mother -- The bird's nest -- Little Arthur -- The straw bonnet.
  • First sentence: "I am glad you have come home again, mamma," said Mary, when she saw her mother get out of the coach, which brought her to her own house, whence she had been gone about a month."
  • In original yellow wrappers with illustrations on p. [2] and [3], and publisher's advertisement on p. [4].
  • Citations/References: Shoemaker 20049
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: salmon pictorial wrappers. Adelphi Book Shop. Victoria, B.C. Feb/71. 47.50. Jo Ann Reisler. Vienna. Va. - '99 - $50.00. Given to McGill 2001.
Physical Description: and white, 11 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Religious and Moral
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