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Parables of our Lord

Description: An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine.
Date: 1846
Item Type: Text
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Mite

Description: The 1st printing of The Mite was produced in 1891, and was at the time the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. This 2nd printing was produced in 1893, and a third printing was done in 1896. The text, a collection of facts and information, is supplemented with various illustrations. In 1896, Salmin of Padova, Italy, printed their Galileo A Madama Christina Di Lorena, which supplanted The Mite as the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. It may still, however, be the smallest book printed in England with movable type.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 3

Description: This is a copy of the third volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1883, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "P" (Planché, James Robinson) to "S" (the title of the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in"). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[v]-vii, signed "29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, July, 1883." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1883
Creator: Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Music Library

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 4

Description: This is a copy of the fourth volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1890, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "S" (continuation of the article about the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in" that appears on vol. 3) to "Z" (starting with the singer, Zur Mühlen, Raimund von). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[vi]-xi. The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
Date: 1890
Creator: Grove, George, 1820-1900
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Music Library

Tommy and Dobbin

Description: Set of 11 wooden blocks, hand-painted, which make up the bodies of Tommy the soldier and his horse Dobbin. Contained in wooden box with sliding lid, lid with colored illustration of the blocks and title; underside of lid with colored illustration showing 5 different ways the blocks can be arranged to make Tommy & Dobbin in different poses. Affixed to inside bottom of case is a second colored illustration showing 6 more poses.
Date: [1890..1900]
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The kink in the engine rope.

Description: Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The baby is with God

Description: Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms.
Date: 1827 - 1853.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Is it worth climbing for?

Description: Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb?
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The grocery ruined him.

Description: Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Parental anxiety.

Description: Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The home-made boy.

Description: Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Death of little Mary

Description: Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

All the world's on stilts

Description: Moralizing story, where the narrator, after seeing a "lubberly boy" on stilts, reflects on people that set themselves above others and make spectacles of themselves.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Give us this day our daily bread.

Description: His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The new bonnet.

Description: Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer."
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

The fourth commandment broken.

Description: Martha Scott, who would censure others for breaking the Sabbath, herself not only breaks the Sabbath but looses her temper - not realizing the sins she is committing.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Going apprentice.

Description: Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed.
Date: 1827 - 1853
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections

Hat

Description: Hat of green felt in the style of a tricorne or cocked hat. Trimmed with green silk roses, brown feathers, a brass buckle on right side and bow on back. Lined in black with central "drawstring".
Date: 1880
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Purse

Description: Handbag with cast and chased silver frame decorated with openwork figures of children harvesting grapes. Ball/snap closure. Silver suspension chain of alternating oval links and links formed of three flower-heads. Bag is oval shaped, black wool with petite point embroidery decoration on each side of a bouquet of trumpet shaped flowers. Pink satin lining. Hallmarked "800" on frame.
Date: 1880/1889
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Normal Building]

Description: Photograph of the Normal Building at North Texas State Normal College in Denton. Constructed in 1891, this was the first building on campus. In 1907, it was demolished. Students can be seen gathered outside in this image.
Date: [1891..1907]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Sanctuary of Hercules

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Date: 1884
Creator: Böcklin, Arnold
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Youn Woman with a Straw Hat

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Date: 1884
Creator: Morisot, Berthe
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Queen Victoria Statue at Windsor Castle

Description: The statue of Queen Victoria is seen with Windsor Castle in the background.
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Date: 1887
Creator: Boehm, Joseph Edgar
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Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design