Monday, 6 August 2018

Children’s Books 1850–1881 part 11

This first series features books from between the 1850s to 1881.
Books from between 1881 to 1904 will appear here later in the year.

Until the mid-18th century, children's books mainly consisted of moralistic or enlightening stories propagating the religious and ethical view that hard work and diligence determines a person's life. Little consideration was given to children's reading pleasure.

The focus in children's books gradually shifted from simple moral lessons to entertainment, with techniques of expression employed specifically for that purpose. Books carrying witty illustrations or exploring children's inner life also began to appear. The mid-19th century saw the development of girls' novels and narratives of family life.

This is part 11 of an 11-part series on children's books 1850s - 1881:

1881 My New Toy Book

1881 The Decorative Sisters
published by A.D.F. Randolph & Co., New York:

Anson Davies Fitz Randolph and Arthur D. F. Randolph, were publishers at 91 and 93 Fifth Avenue, New York.

Walter Satterlee ( 18 January 1844 – 28 May 1908 ) was an American figure and genre painter. He was born in Brooklyn New York. He graduated from Columbia University in 1863, studied in the National Academy of Design, and with Edwin White, in New York, and in 1878-1879 under Leon Bonnat in Paris. He first exhibited at the National Academy in 1868, was elected an associate of the Academy in 1879, and received its Thomas B. Clarke prize in 1886. He was a member of the American Watercolour Society and the New York Etching Club, and was an excellent teacher. Satterlee died in Brooklyn in 1908.

1881 The May-Blossom or The Princess and her People illustrated by H.H. Emmerson
published by Frederick Warne & Co., London:

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