A Baby's Requirements by
Elisabeth Robinson Scovil 1895
little limply bound leatherette book has 55 pages. It is 6.25" x 4.5"
and cost 25 cents.
In 1888 Scovil wrote several articles entitled "Baby's Requirements" in
Good Housekeeping. This Springfield, Massachusetts magazine was
published by Clark W. Bryan. These articles were the foundation for
this later work. In 1892 the Curtis Publishng Company printed the first
edition of this book. Curtis was the publisher of the Ladies' Home
Journal and one of its editors was Scovil.
By the time Altemus published this title, it was in the eleventh
Product advertisements in
Altemus books are basically unheard of. Leinbach & Bro
advertised its clothing store but that was in books that Leinbach gave
Here is the only example that I know of a product advertisement in an
Altemus book. It is bound into the extremely rare 1895 Altemus edition
of Baby's Requirements by Elisabeth Robinson Scovil. The book which is
6.25 x 4.5 has a limp leatherette binding.
As you can see, here is an ad for Ivory Soap. It is placed in the back
of the book and there are no other ads present. I cannot explain why
this ad is in this book.
There is a chapter on bathing infants in the book but it does not
mention Ivory Soap.