The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.

Description

Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts.

Physical Description

16 pages : illustrated (b&w); 90 mm. (3 9/16") high.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1844.

Context

This book is part of the collection entitled: Miniature Book Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 103 times . More information about this book can be viewed below.

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Publisher

  • Babcock, Sidney, 1797?-1884
    Publisher Info: An important publisher of children's books during the mid-1800's in New England. Babcock was particularly known for "toy books" - short, small pamphlets and chapbooks with simple wood cut illustrations.
    Place of Publication: New Haven, Connecticut.

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The UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections house and provide access to more than 20,000 rare and unusual items including scrolls, books, posters, maps, artwork, artifacts, games, photographs, Texana, and more. The staff of the Rare Book Room does preservation and conservation work and digitizes rare items to make them freely available to the world via the Internet.

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  • Main Title: The little story book. Full of pretty pictures.
  • Added Title: The little story book. With beautiful illustrations.

Description

Child's gift or toy book of short stories illustrated by woodcuts.

Physical Description

16 pages : illustrated (b&w); 90 mm. (3 9/16") high.

Notes

An example of a typical educational "toy book" for children of the mid 1800's era. Many of the stories have moralistic themes. Bound in publisher's original blue printed wrapper. Purchase, 2002.

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Collections

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Miniature Book Collection

The Miniature Book Collection presents a small selection of tiny treasures from the holdings of the University of North Texas Libraries' Rare Book Room. These miniature books, 4" (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.

Weaver Collection of Children's Books

This collection contains a small selection of juvenile literature from the much larger physical collection housed in the UNT Libraries' Rare Book Room. Included are toys from the collection as well as books with religious and moralistic themes.

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Creation Date

  • 1844

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Start & End Dates

  • 1840 - 1849

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Aug. 28, 2006, 7:24 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Dec. 10, 2010, 10:24 p.m.

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Citations, Rights, Re-Use

The little story book. Full of pretty pictures., book, 1844; New Haven, Connecticut.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc737/: accessed February 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.