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Series 143 - Petit Trianon (Third numbering)


 
 
Series Name:
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Topic:
Petit Trianon (Third numbering)
1899 - 1910
Varied reprint editions
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143
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Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Abbe Constantin Halevy, Ludovic  
2 Adventures of a Brownie Mulock, Miss  
3 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis  
4 American Notes Kipling, Rudyard  
5 Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin  
6 Autocrat of the Breakfast Table Holmes, Oliver Wendell  
10 Allegories of the Heart Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
11 Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs Gilbert, W.S.  
12 Bacon's Essays Bacon, Francis  
13 Balzac's Shorter Stories Balzac, Honore de  
16 Biglow Papers Lowell, James Russell  
17 Black Beauty Sewell, Anna  
18 Blithedale Romance Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
19 Bracebridge Hall Irving, Washington  
20 Bryant's Poems Bryant, William Cullen  
23 Brooks' Addresses Brooks, Phillips  
24 Black Rock Connor, Ralph  
26 Camille Dumas, Alexandre  
27 Carmen Merimee, Prosper  
28 Charlotte Temple Rowson, Susanna  
30 Child's Garden of Verses Stevenson, Robert Louis  
31 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Byron, Lord  
32 Chimes Dickens, Charles  
33 Christie's Old Organ Walton, O.F.  
34 Christmas Carol Dickens, Charles  
36 Cranford Gaskell, Mrs. E.C.  
37 Cricket on the Hearth Dickens, Charles  
40 Crucifixion of Philip Strong Sheldon, Charles M.  
42 Courtship of Miles Standish Longfellow, Henry  
44 Days With Sir Roger De Coverley Addison, Joseph  
46 Dog of Flanders Ouida  
47 Dream Life Mitchell, Ik (Donald G.)  
49 Drummond's Addresses Drummond, Henry  
53 Endymion Keats, John  
56 Evangeline Longfellow, Henry  
57 Elizabeth and Her German Garden Anonymous (Elizabeth von Arnim)  
58 Englishwoman's Love Letters Anonymous  
62 Fanchon Sand, George  
68 Greek Heroes Kingsley, Charles  
69 Gulliver's Travels Swift, Jonathan  
77 Song of Hiawatha Longfellow, Henry  
78 Poems (Holmes) Holmes, Oliver Wendell  
79 House of the Seven Gables Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
81 Hyperion Longfellow, Henry  
87 Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow Jerome, Jerome K.  
88 Idylls of the King Tennyson, Alfred Lord  
91 In Memoriam Tennyson, Alfred Lord  
93 In His Steps Sheldon, Charles M.  
96 Jessica's First Prayer Stretton, Hesba  
97 J. Cole Gellibrand, Emma  
101 Kavanagh Longfellow, Henry  
102 Kidnapped Stevenson, Robert Louis  
103 Knickerbocker's History of New York Irving, Washington  
107 La Belle Nivernaise Daudet, Alphonse  
108 Laddie and Miss Toosey's Mission Anonymous  
109 Lady of the Lake Scott, Sir Walter  
110 Lalla Rookh Moore, Thomas  
112 Lays of Ancient Rome Macaulay, Thomas B.  
114 Light of Asia Arnold, Edwin  
116 Little Lame Prince Mulock, Miss  
117 Poems, Volume I (Longfellow) Longfellow, Henry  
118 Poems, Volume II (Longfellow) Longfellow, Henry  
119 Poems (Lowell) Lowell, James Russell  
120 Lucile Meredith, Owen  
122 Legends of the Province House Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
126 Magic Nuts Molesworth, Mrs.  
127 Manon Lescaut Prevost, Abbe  
128 Marmion Scott, Sir Walter  
130 Milton's Poems Milton, John  
133 Mosses From an Old Manse Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
145 Old Christmas Irving, Washington  
146 Outre-Mer Longfellow, Henry  
150 Paradise Lost Milton, John  
151 Paradise Regained Milton, John  
152 Paul and Virginia Sainte-Pierre, Bernardin de  
155 Pilgrim's Progress Bunyan, John  
157 Pleasures of Life Lubbock, John  
159 Poems (Poe) Poe, Edgar Allan  
161 Princess and Maud Tennyson, Alfred Lord  
162 Prue and I Curtis, George W.  
169 Queen of the Air Ruskin, John  
172 Rab and His Friends Brown, John  
173 Representative Men Emerson, Ralph Waldo  
174 Reveries of a Bachelor (For more information click here) Mitchell, Ik (Donald G.)  
175 Rip Van Winkle Irving, Washington  
177 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam FitzGerald, Edward  
178 Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare, William  
179 Robert Hardy's Seven days Sheldon, Charles M.  
184 Scarlet Letter (For more information click here) Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
186 Sentimental Journey Sterne, Laurence  
187 Sesame and Lilies Ruskin, John  
188 Shakespeare's Heroines Jameson, Mrs.  
189 She Stoops to Conquer Goldsmith, Oliver  
190 Silas Marner Eliot, George  
191 Sketch Book Irving, Washington  
192 Snow Image Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
199 Tales From Shakespeare Lamb, Charles and Mary  
200 Tanglewood Tales Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
201 Tartarin of Tarascon Daudet, Alphonse  
202 Tartarin on the Alps Daudet, Alphonse  
203 Ten Nights in a Bar-Room Arthur, Timothy Shay  
204 Things Will Take a Turn Harraden, Beatrice  
206 Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There Carroll, Lewis  
207 Tom Brown's School Days Hughes, Thomas  
208 Treasure Island Stevenson, Robert Louis  
209 Twice Told Tales Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
210 Two Years Before the Mast Dana Jr., Richard  
217 Uncle Tom's Cabin Stowe, Harriet Beecher  
218 Undine Fouque, De La Motte  
222 Vic, the Autobiography of a Fox-Terrier Marsh, Marie More  
223 Vicar of Wakefield Goldsmith, Oliver  
224 Visits of Elizabeth Glyn, Elinor  
226 Walden Thoreau, Henry  
227 Water-Babies Kingsley, Charles  
230 Poems, Volume I (Whittier) Whittier, John Greenleaf  
231 Poems, Volume II (Whittier) Whittier, John Greenleaf  
232 Window in Thrums Barrie, J.M.  
234 Wonder Book Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
244 Zoe Anonymous  

 

Henry Altemus      Format: 1      Volumes: 1 - 244
Left half of the cover has various patterns of white, pink or blue. The right side of the cover has a variety of floral and decorative patterns. These books were boxed. Different covers were seen in different years. Look below for pictures of the yearly design.(1899-1904) 6.5 x 4.25.

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 2      Volumes: 1 - 244
Cover is green suede and matches the pedestal on the left side of the cover that is on the 1903-1904 books. The right is without a pattern. 6.5 x 4.75.

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 3      Volumes: 1 - 244
Left half of the cover has one of four flowers. Right half is red with gold gilt decorative flower. Boxed. 1905-1906. 6.5 x 4.25.

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 4      Volumes: 1 - 244
Cover has picture of acorns which surrounds a centrally placed vertical rectangle which has one of four flowers within it. The flowers are the same as are seen in Format 3. Boxed. 1907. 6.5 x 4.25.

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 5      Volumes: 1 - 244
Cover has green stalks and leaves surrounding a rectangle which has the title printed within it. Boxed. 1908. 6.5 x 4.25.

Series Notes:
1. This series uses the publisher's alphabetical list that is found in most post-1899 publisher's series.
2. There are numerous cover designs which can be identified by looking at the pictures below.
3. All books in this series originally came in labeled boxes.

 

There are numerous right half cover designs for the 1899 books. More will be added as they are obtained.

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There are numerous right half cover designs for the 1899 books. More will be added as they are obtained.

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There were several different formats published during the next few years (1901-1904). In one of the 1901 formats two Alphonse Mucha illustrations were used. (See: http://henryaltemus.com/about/updates5.htm#a10 for more information.)

As can be seen below, in 1901-1902 and 1903-1904 the Petit Trianon books have one of three distinctive patterns on the left side of the cover. I have designated them as decorative vine, standing lady and pedestal.

It is impressive to appreciate the number of formats that are associated with books of these years. There are three patterns and their associated right sided flowers.

Although the decorative vine has been seen in pink and beige color, both the pedestal and standing lady can be seen in pink and blue in addition to beige.

Up to this time a total of 16 flowers have been seen. They are pictured below. Not every flower has been seen with all three of the left sided patterns but it is assumed that every combination exists. In particular, the lily of the valley flower has been seen with the Love and Friendship Series which uses all the same flowers but it has not been seen with the Petit Trianon Series. I suspect that this flower does exist with Petit Trianon books.

The assumption is that any Petit Trianon title in any one of the three left sided patterns can be seen with any of 16 flowers. Thus a book in the Pedestal format can be seen in one of three colors with one of 16 flowers, i.e. 48 possible covers.

One additional note: the pedestal books have been seen with other decorative floral patterns beside the 16 flowers that are shown above. Although these other covers are scarce, they are not particularly valuable.

Flowers:

1. Lilacs (1)

2. Lilacs (2)

3. Rose

4. Violet (1)

5. Violet (2)

6. Daffodil

 

7. Iris bunch

8. Day Lily

9. Apple Blossom

10. Lily of the Valley

11. Aster

12. Carnation

 

13/14. Iris (1)- Seen in Bluish-White or Pink

15/16. Iris (2)- Seen in Bluish-White

15/16. Iris (2)- Seen in Pink

 

1901-1902 Mucha

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1901-1902 Lilacs (1)

1901-1902 Lilacs (2)

 

1901-1902 Rose

1901-1902 Violets

1901-1902 Lilacs (1)

1901-1902 Carnations

 

1901-1902 Lilacs (1)

1901-1902 Apple Blossom

1901-1902 Pink Iris

1901-1902 Daffodil

 

1901-1902 Iris bunch

1901-1902 Aster

1901-1902 Carnations

1901-1902 Rose

 

1901-1902 White Iris

1901-1902 Rose

1901-1902 Carnations


 

1903-1904 Box

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1903-1904 Lilacs

 

1903-1904 Daffodil

1903-1904 Day Lily

1903-1904 Iris (1)

1903-1904 Iris (2)

 

1903-1904 Apple Blossom

1903-1904 Iris (2)

1903-1904 Violet (2)

1903-1904 Apple Blossoms

 

1903-1904 Daffodil

1903-1904 Lilacs (2)

1903-1904 Iris (1)

1903-1904 Iris (2)

 

1903-1904 Iris (2) White

1903-1904 Day Lily

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1903-1904 White Iris

 

1903-1904 Lilacs (2)

1903-1904 Daffodil

1903-1904 Rose

1903-1904 Carnation

 

1903-1904 Iris (2)

1903-1904 Apple Blossoms

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The next two formats, the 1905-1906 books and the 1907 books had different covers but used the same flower pictures. There are 4 different flowers. (yellow-daffodil, red-carnation, pink-rose, purple-iris)

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