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The Resource Curious and interesting chapbooks

Curious and interesting chapbooks

Label
Curious and interesting chapbooks
Title
Curious and interesting chapbooks
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
CLU
Index
no index present
Literary form
mixed forms
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Curious and interesting chapbooks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Spine title
  • Range of probable publication dates, based on examination of text and style, from the website of the National Library of Scotland digital collection, "Chapbooks printed in Scotland" http://digital.nls.uk/chapbooks-printed-in-scotland/archive/116860013 Title of each chapbook may be searched to locate library catalog record, image of title-page, and full digital text
  • Compilation of 15 chapbooks printed in Glasgow between 1840 and 1850, eleven of which are fairy tales, one is a catechism, and three are historical tales. Each story is 24 pages long
  • Possibly printed by Glasgow printer James Lindsay (1847-1909) who acquired stereotypes for a numbered series of chapbooks from Francis Orr & Sons whose list of chapbook titles includes almost all of those in the present volume, although without Orr's name on title-page. See Connor, Kirsteen. Youth's poison?: the creation and evolution of children's chapbooks in Scotland, 1800-1870. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow which includes lists of titles published by various printers (see especially Appendix 3, pages 118-121), and list of printers in various Scottish cities who produced chapbooks (see especially page 130)
  • All but two of the 15 stories have small woodcut vignette on title-page
  • Each of the title-pages includes a pair of numbers in lower right corner, consisting of a lower case roman numeral and an arabic numeral e.g., "ix. 3" or "vii. 4."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History of Jack the giant killer containing: his birth and parentage, his meeting with the king's son, his noble conquests over many monstrous giants, and his relieving a beautiful lady, whom he afterwards married, etc.
  • The story of Blue Beard, or, the effect of female curiosity to which is added The murder hole, an ancient legend
  • History of the life and death of the great warrior Robert Bruce, King of Scotland
  • A new historical catechism; containing answers to questions in ancient history relative to: the light of the heathen world, the miracles that happened at our Saviour's birth, the usurpation, and miserable death of Herod, the death of Pontius Pilate, etc.
  • History of Sir William Wallace, the renowned Scottish champion
  • The sleeping beauty of the wood; an entertaining tale, to which is added Paddy and the bear, a true story
  • The history of Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper : to which is added The babes in the wood
  • Storys of Prince Lupin, yellow dwarf, and the three wishes
  • The history of Beauty and the Beast
  • Storys of the young robber and Puss in Boots
  • The story of the little white mouse or The overthrow of the tyrant king
  • The history of Thomas Hickathrift
  • Ali Baba or The forty thieves, an interesting tale
  • The history of Jack and the Bean-Stalk
  • History of fair Rosamond, otherwise Eleanor Clifford, and her royal paramour, Henry the second king of England: with an affecting account of her melancholy and horrible death, at the hands of the injured Queen Eleanor in the bower of Woodstock
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in dark green cloth boards as described above. Small blue and white shelf-mark label on front pastedown, with manuscript shelf-mark number added. Transfer from Stack Annex, 1985.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031852470
  • ucoclc1031852470
Label
Curious and interesting chapbooks
Publication
Note
  • Spine title
  • Range of probable publication dates, based on examination of text and style, from the website of the National Library of Scotland digital collection, "Chapbooks printed in Scotland" http://digital.nls.uk/chapbooks-printed-in-scotland/archive/116860013 Title of each chapbook may be searched to locate library catalog record, image of title-page, and full digital text
  • Compilation of 15 chapbooks printed in Glasgow between 1840 and 1850, eleven of which are fairy tales, one is a catechism, and three are historical tales. Each story is 24 pages long
  • Possibly printed by Glasgow printer James Lindsay (1847-1909) who acquired stereotypes for a numbered series of chapbooks from Francis Orr & Sons whose list of chapbook titles includes almost all of those in the present volume, although without Orr's name on title-page. See Connor, Kirsteen. Youth's poison?: the creation and evolution of children's chapbooks in Scotland, 1800-1870. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow which includes lists of titles published by various printers (see especially Appendix 3, pages 118-121), and list of printers in various Scottish cities who produced chapbooks (see especially page 130)
  • All but two of the 15 stories have small woodcut vignette on title-page
  • Each of the title-pages includes a pair of numbers in lower right corner, consisting of a lower case roman numeral and an arabic numeral e.g., "ix. 3" or "vii. 4."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • History of Jack the giant killer containing: his birth and parentage, his meeting with the king's son, his noble conquests over many monstrous giants, and his relieving a beautiful lady, whom he afterwards married, etc.
  • The story of Blue Beard, or, the effect of female curiosity to which is added The murder hole, an ancient legend
  • History of the life and death of the great warrior Robert Bruce, King of Scotland
  • A new historical catechism; containing answers to questions in ancient history relative to: the light of the heathen world, the miracles that happened at our Saviour's birth, the usurpation, and miserable death of Herod, the death of Pontius Pilate, etc.
  • History of Sir William Wallace, the renowned Scottish champion
  • The sleeping beauty of the wood; an entertaining tale, to which is added Paddy and the bear, a true story
  • The history of Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper : to which is added The babes in the wood
  • Storys of Prince Lupin, yellow dwarf, and the three wishes
  • The history of Beauty and the Beast
  • Storys of the young robber and Puss in Boots
  • The story of the little white mouse or The overthrow of the tyrant king
  • The history of Thomas Hickathrift
  • Ali Baba or The forty thieves, an interesting tale
  • The history of Jack and the Bean-Stalk
  • History of fair Rosamond, otherwise Eleanor Clifford, and her royal paramour, Henry the second king of England: with an affecting account of her melancholy and horrible death, at the hands of the injured Queen Eleanor in the bower of Woodstock
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
1 volume
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in dark green cloth boards as described above. Small blue and white shelf-mark label on front pastedown, with manuscript shelf-mark number added. Transfer from Stack Annex, 1985.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1031852470
  • ucoclc1031852470

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