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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
plain, 18 3/4 cents.
Imprint: New-York: : Published by William B. Gilley, no.
Description: 8 leaves of plates : ill. ; 15 cm.
Notes: In verse.
"The Children's friend will
comprise a series of books,
adapted to the capacity of young children;
with elegant cuts, engraved in a method entirely
The designs, as well as the matter which accompanies
original."--p.  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
on the production of illustrations for Sir James
Smith's A grammar of botany (New York: James V.
1822.). See also Stansbury's entry in G.C. Groce, N.Y.
Soc. dict. of artists in Amer., 1957.
References: Shoemaker 4977
Local Note(s): American Antiquarian Society copy inscribed: Stephen
Killy [i.e., Kitty]. Sep. 8th 1841 ; Stephen Salisbury
Subject(s): Picture books for children.
Genre(s): Juvenile literature--1821.
Presentation inscriptions (Provenance).
Gilley, William B., 1785?-1830, publisher.
Stansbury, Arthur J. (Arthur Joseph),
Barnet, William Armand, lithographer.
Salisbury, Stephen, 1835-1905, former
Lawrence, Kitty, former owner.
Primary Material: Book
Call number(s): Reserve 1821
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