Yankee Doodle's Literary Sampler of Prose, Poetry & Pictures: Being an Anthology of Diverse Works Published for the Edification and/or Entertainment of Young Readers in American before 1900
Publisher: Thomas Y Crowell Co
Place: New York
[vi]+466 pages with facsimiles and illustrations. Royal Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 3/4") issued in red cloth with blind stamped front cover and gilt lettering to spine. Selected and Introduced by Virginia Haviland and Margaret N Coughlan. 1st edition.
From the uniquely rich and varied collection of children's literature in the Library of Congress, here is a rich sampling of writings in America from colonial times to 1900. They are reproduced here-many in facsimile-from the originals, some of which are extremely rare. The authors have provided thoughtful introductions to each section of reading, and an informative caption accompanies each selection of prose or verse. The works also speak for themselves, as generous passages, and even complete books are included. Taken together, they provide a unique insight into what adults of that era felt most worthy of imparting to young minds, of passing on to the future; they are thus a sort of "time capsule," as fascinating segment of social history, as well as vigorous and varied body of writing for children.
A near fine copy in like jacket.
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