Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

The Dog Book Blog

Posted in Beinecke Library, Shirley Collection by beineckepoetry on October 23, 2008

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.
                      [3] 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):

                   Children’s stories.

Type of Material:  Juvenile literature New York (State) New York 1911.

Also listed under: Wood, Stacy H., ill.

                           Dodd, Mead & Company, publisher.

 

 

 

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