The Dog Book Blog
or rather, the Dog-shaped papier-mâché bookshelf blog entry.
A true gem of an item from the Betsy Beinecke Shirley collection,
highlighted by expert cataloger, Ellen Ellickson,
who describes the object more completely, below.
Author: Martin, John, 1865-1947.
Title: The read out loud books
Published: New York : Dodd, Mead & Company, c1911.
Description/Quantity: 5 v. : ill. ; 15 cm.
Location: BEINECKE (Non-Circulating)
Call Number: Shirley +1247
Exceptions: To find all titles in the set search by call number: Shirley +1247
Library has: v.1-v.5
Notes: A set of five books issued in a papier-mâché bookcase
shaped like a dog (25 x 18 x 20 cm.). On bottom of
bookcase: Patent applied for. Dodd, Mead & Co., New York.
“Published October, 1911”–T.p. verso of each vol..
Illustrated by Stacy H. Wood.
Each volume contains five stories. On the “Index page,” (p.
 of each vol.), each story is listed in terms of the
time it takes to read out loud.
Volumes are bound in gingham cloth.
Contents: Jack and Jill and four other stories — Little Boy Blue and
four other stories — Mistress Mary and four other
stories — Old King Cole and four other stories — Pussy
Cat, Pussy cat and four other stories.
Subjects (Library of Congress):
Type of Material: Juvenile literature New York (State) New York 1911.
Also listed under: Wood, Stacy H., ill.
Dodd, Mead & Company, publisher.