The story book, in verse. Redfield's toy book. Third series
Bibliographic Citation:
The story book, in verse. New York : Kiggins & Kellogg, 123 & 125 William St., [between 1856 and 1866]
Alternative Title:
Story-book in verse.
Kiggins & Kellogg, 123 & 125 William St., [between 1856 and 1866]
  • Kiggins & Kellogg published at 123 & 125 William St. from 1856 to 1857.
  • Extracted from "Original poems for infant minds" by Jane and Ann Taylor.
  • Running title: Story-book in verse.
  • Publisher's advertisement, p. [4] of cover reads: "Kiggins & Kellogg, Publishers, Booksellers, and Stationers, 123 & 125 William St., ... Also publish, Redfield's toy books, four series of twelve books each, beautifully illustrated, price, one, two, four, and six cents."
  • Series statement, at head of p. [1] of cover reads: "Third series.-No. 12."
  • First sentence: "Bright glows the east with blushing red, While yet upon their wholesome bed, The sleeping laborers rest ; And the pale moon and and silver star, Grow paler still, and wandering far, Sink slowly to the west."
  • Includes 8 woodcuts.
  • New York city directories for 1856-57 list Kiggins & Kellogg at 123 & 125 William St.; directories for 1859-1866 list the firm alternately at either address.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: title-page illustration; 7 black & white cuts. Green pictorial wrappers. Adelphi Book Shop, Victoria, B.C. Feb/66. $4.50. Given to McGill 2001.
Physical Description: and white, 12 x 8 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Metrical Tales and Other Verse
Digital Collection:
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