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Title: The Children's friend. Number III. : A New-Year's present,
to the little ones from five to twelve. Part III. :
Containing eight coloured engravings. Price 25 cents:
plain, 18 3/4 cents.

Imprint: New-York: : Published by William B. Gilley, no. 92
Broadway., 1821.

Description: 8 leaves of plates : ill. ; 15 cm.

Notes: In verse.
Wrapper title.
"The Children's friend will comprise a series of books,
adapted to the capacity of young children; and adorned
with elegant cuts, engraved in a method entirely new.
The designs, as well as the matter which accompanies
them, are original."--p. [4] of wrapper. Lithographed
plates, colored by hand, probably printed by Barnet &
Possibly illustrated by Arthur J. Stansbury, who
collaborated with William B. Barnet and Isaac Doolittle
on the production of illustrations for Sir James Edward
Smith's A grammar of botany (New York: James V. Seamen,
1822.). See also Stansbury's entry in G.C. Groce, N.Y.
Hist. Soc. dict. of artists in Amer., 1957.

References: Shoemaker 4977

Local Note(s): American Antiquarian Society copy inscribed: Stephen from
Killy [i.e., Kitty]. Sep. 8th 1841 ; Stephen Salisbury
Jr. from Kitty Lawrence.

Subject(s): Picture books for children.
Children's poetry.
Santa Claus.
Christmas--Juvenile poetry.

Genre(s): Juvenile literature--1821.
Gift books--1821.
Printed wrappers (Binding).
Presentation inscriptions (Provenance).

Gilley, William B., 1785?-1830, publisher.

Stansbury, Arthur J. (Arthur Joseph), 1781-1865, ill.
Barnet, William Armand, lithographer.
Doolittle, Isaac, lithographer.

Former Owner/Donor(s):
Salisbury, Stephen, 1835-1905, former owner.
Lawrence, Kitty, former owner.

Primary Material: Book

Call number(s): Reserve 1821


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