“Navigating NYC in Children’s Books: A Whistle-Stop Tour”
A lecture by Pádraic Whyte, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
121 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Free and Open to the Public
From Eloise by Kay Thompson. Illustration by Hilary Knight
A view of a tuberculosis sanitarium for children at Groslay (Northern France) during World War I.
From the Edith Wharton Papers.
Along with a new stylesheet – (tell us what you think) – we present:
as a special cautionary post for the New Year, the complete text of:
The Warning Clock; or the Voice of the New Year.
New-York: Mahlon Day, 374 Pearl-Street, 1836
Two versions of the well-known ABC tale, The History of An Apple Pie, both from the early 19th century, but which came first?
A curious production from the early 1920s intended to mimic motion in a book for young readers. Each “movie” is viewed by turning back successive panels on a scored page to reveal new scenes. While a bit awkward to manipulate, the idea works well enough to entertain and delight.
Wonder movies by Victor M Earle; Illustrated by Benjamin Seielstad
(Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, Page, 1923).
Les Jeux des jeunes garçons représentés en 25 gravures à l’aqua-tints
d’après les dessins de Xavier Le Prince ; avec l’explication détaillée des règles de chaque jeu ; accompagnées de fables nouvelles par MM. Armand-Gouffé, Le Franc, etc. et suivis d’anecdotes relatives à chaque jeu.
(A Paris : Chez P.C. Lehuby, [n.d., after 1822?])
Noted as “sixieme edition” in the preface.
Scenes of juvenile ludic life in France in the early part of the 19th century.
Happy Holidays to all the Tramps and Trinkets, here and abroad.
(Selected images from a saleman’s sample book:
Tramp and Trinkets Abroad and Other Stories
by Mary C. Crowley, Frances A. Humphrey and others.
Boston: D. Lothrop Company. Copyright 1892)
The Book of accidents: designed for young children. New Haven : S. Babcock, Sidney’s press, 1831.
And it only gets worse . . .
Read the entire book online: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/getSETS.asp?ITEM=2013671