Village annals, containing Austerus and Humanus : a sympathetic tale.
Bibliographic Citation:
Village annals, containing Austerus and Humanus : a sympathetic tale. Philadelphia : Johnson & Warner, 1814 ([Philadelphia] : Griggs & Dickinsons, printers)
Johnson & Warner, 1814
  • "Embellished with fine engravings."
  • Frontispiece and final leaf mounted on inside of covers.
  • First sentence: "It was in that season of the year when nature wears an universal gloom, and the pinching frost arrests the running stream in its course, and gives a massy solidity to the lake that lately curled with every breeze, that Sir Filmer Hopewell, having lost his road in the Dale of Tiviot, was met by two youths that swiftly skimmed the surface of the slippery brook, and sought an antidote against the inclement cold in the wholesome though dangerous exercise of skaiting."
  • Includes 10 woodcuts.
  • Copy in McGill Library's Rare Books and Special Collections: wood-cut frontispiece; pasted to front cover; wood-cut vignette on title-page; headpiece & tailpiece; 6 full-page wood-cuts, printed on one side of leaf. Original gold flecked card covers, first and last leaves pasted down. From Rosenbach's duplicates. Early American Children's Books - Rosenbach - #514. Bibliography of American Children's Books Printed Prior to 1821 - D'Alte Welch - #1381. Victorian Book Shop. New York, July/89. $30.00. Hobbyhorse Books, Ho Ho Kus, N.J. - '91 - $250.00. Given to McGill 2001.
Physical Description: and white, 14 x 9 cm.
Chapbook Category:
Religious and Moral
Digital Collection:
McGill Library's Chapbook Collection
The McGill Library's Chapbook Collection was made possible through a generous donation from the Harold Crabtree Foundation.
All images licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 - For information, please contact Rare Books and Special Collections, McGill University Library.
Link to this chapbook:
Chapbook Identifier: