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Series 202 - Young People's Library - Format 3

 
 
Series Name:
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Young People's Library - Format 3
1902 - 1923
Varied reprints
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202
67
1 (of 4)

 

Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel 1895  
2 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis 1895 Tenniel, John
3 Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There Carroll, Lewis 1895 Tenniel, John
4 Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress Bunyan, John 1895  
5 Child's Story of the Bible (For more information click here) Anonymous 1895  
6 Child's Life of Christ Anonymous 1895  
7 Aesop's Fables Anonymous 1896  
8 Swiss Family Robinson Anonymous 1896  
9 Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of America Anonymous 1896  
10 Exploration and Adventure in Africa Holmes, Prescott 1896  
11 Gulliver's Travels Swift, Jonathan 1896  
12 Mother Goose's Rhymes, Jingles and Fairy Tales Anonymous 1896  
13 Lives of the Presidents of the United States (See Series Notes #5 below) Anonymous 1896  
14 Exploration and Adventure in the Frozen Seas Holmes, Prescott 1896  
15 Wood's Natural History Wood, Rev. J.G. 1897  
16 Dickens' Child's History of England Dickens, Charles 1897  
17 Black Beauty Sewell, Anna 1897  
18 Arabian Nights' Entertainments Anonymous 1897  
19 Andersen's Fairy Tales Andersen, Hans Christian 1898  
20 Grimm's Fairy Tales Anonymous 1898  
21 Grandfather's Chair Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1898  
22 Flower Fables Alcott, Louisa May 1898  
23 Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth 1898  
24 Water-Babies Kingsley, Charles 1899  
25 Battles of the War for Independence Holmes, Prescott 1897  
26 Battles of the War for the Union Holmes, Prescott 1897  
27 Young People's History of the War with Spain Holmes, Prescott 1900  
28 Heroes of the United States Navy James, Hartwell 1899  
29 Heroes of the United States Army James, Hartwell 1899  
30 Uncle Tom's Cabin Stowe, Harriet Beecher 1900  
31a Vic, the Autobiography of a Fox-Terrier Marsh, Marie More 1901  
32a Tales from Shakespeare Lamb, Charles and Mary 1901  
33a Adventures in Toyland Hall, Edith King 1900  
34a Adventures of a Brownie Mulock, Miss 1898  
35a Mixed Pickles Field, Mrs. E.M. 1900  
36a Little Lame Prince Mulock, Miss 1900  
37a Sleepy King Hopwood, Aubrey 1900  
38a Rip Van Winkle Irving, Washington 1900  
39a Child's Garden of Verses (For more information click here) Stevenson, Robert Louis 1902  
40a Romulus, the Founder of Rome Abbott, Jacob 1900  
41a Cyrus the Great, the Founder of the Persian Empire Abbott, Jacob 1900  
42a Darius the Great, King of the Medes and Persians Abbott, Jacob 1900  
43a Xerxes the Great, King of Persia Abbott, Jacob 1900  
44a Alexander the Great, King of Macedon Abbott, Jacob 1900  
45a Phyrrus, King of Epirus Abbott, Jacob 1900  
46a Hannibal, the Carthaginian Abbott, Jacob 1900  
47a Julius Caesar, the Roman Conqueror Abbott, Jacob 1900  
48a Alfred the Great of England Abbott, Jacob 1900  
49a William the Conqueror, of England Abbott, Jacob 1900  
50a Hernando Cortez, the Conqueror of Mexico Abbott, Jacob 1900  
51a Mary, Queen of Scots Abbott, Jacob 1900  
52a Queen Elizabeth, of England Abbott, Jacob 1900  
53a King Charles the First, of England Abbott, Jacob 1900  
54a King Charles the Second, of England Abbott, Jacob 1900  
55a Marie Antoinette, Queen of France Abbott, John S.C. 1900  
56a Madame Roland, A Heroine of the French Revolution Abbott, Jacob 1900  
57a Josephine, Empress of France Abbott, Jacob 1900  
58a Animal Stories for Little People Anonymous 1902  
59a Magic Bed Anonymous 1906  
60a Cat and the Mouse Anonymous 1906  
61a Jeweled Sea Anonymous 1906  
62a Magic Jaw Bone Anonymous 1906  
63a Man Elephant Anonymous 1906  
64a Enchanted Castle Anonymous 1906  

 

In 1911 numerous books were deleted from this series to become the Stories from History Series. The new list which went through a number of changes is noted below. The books from #61-67 were added in 1917-1918. It is as follows:

 

Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1b Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel 1895  
2b Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis 1895  
3b Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There Carroll, Lewis 1895  
4b Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress Bunyan, John 1895  
5b Child's Story of the Bible Anonymous 1895  
6b Child's Life of Christ Anonymous 1895  
7b Aesop's Fables Anonymous 1896  
8b Swiss Family Robinson Anonymous 1896  
9b Christopher Columbus and the Discovery of America Anonymous 1896  
10b Exploration and Adventure in Africa Holmes, Prescott 1896  
11b Gulliver's Travels Swift, Jonathan 1896  
12b Mother Goose's Rhymes, Jingles and Fairy Tales Anonymous 1896  
13b Lives of the Presidents of the United States (See Series Notes #5 below) Anonymous 1896  
14b Story of the Frozen Seas Anonymous 1896  
15b Wood's Natural History Wood, Rev. J.G. 1897  
16b Dickens' Child's History of England Dickens, Charles 1897  
17b Black Beauty Sewell, Anna 1897  
18b Arabian Nights' Entertainments Anonymous 1896  
19b Andersen's Fairy Tales Andersen, Hans Christian 1896  
20b Grimm's Fairy Tales Anonymous 1896  
21b Grandfather's Chair Hawthorne, Nathaniel 1898  
22b Flower Fables Alcott, Louisa May 1898  
23b Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth 1898  
24b Water-Babies Kingsley, Charles 1899  
25b Battles of the War for Independence Holmes, Prescott 1897  
26b Battles of the War for the Union Holmes, Prescott 1897  
27b Young People's History of the War with Spain Hartwell, James 1900  
28b Heroes of the United States Navy Hartwell, James 1899  
29b Military Heroes of the United States Hartwell, James 1899  
30b Uncle Tom's Cabin Stowe, Harriet Beecher 1900  
32b Tales from Shakespeare Lamb, Charles and Mary 1901  
33b Adventures in Toyland Hall, Edith King 1900  
34b Adventures of a Brownie Mulock, Miss 1898  
35b Mixed Pickles Field, Mrs. E.M. 1900  
36b Little Lame Prince Mulock, Miss 1900  
37b Sleepy King Hopwood, Aubrey 1900  
38b Rip Van Winkle Irving, Washington 1900  
39b Child's Garden of Verses (For more information click here) Stevenson, Robert Louis 1902  
40b Under the Stars Kingsley, Florence Morse 1903  
41b Story of the Robins Trimmer, Sarah 1903  
42b Jackanapes Ewing, Juliana H. 1903  
43b Christmas Stocking Wetherell, Elizabeth 1903  
44b Making a Start Jenks, Tudor 1903  
45b Story of a Donkey De Segur, Madame La Comtesse 1903  
46b Blue Grass Beauty Jackson, Gabrielle E. 1903  
47b Story of a Short Life Ewing, Juliana H. 1903  
48b Adventures of Baron Munchausen Raspe, Rudolph Erich 1903  
49b Holly-Tree Dickens, Charles 1904  
50b Then Marched the Brave Comstock, Harriet T. 1904  
51b Modern Cinderella Alcott, Louisa May 1904  
52b Little Missionary Douglas, Amanda M. 1904  
53b Rule of Three Coolidge, Susan 1904  
54b Chuggins Hancock, H. Irving 1904  
55b When the British Came Comstock, Harriet T. 1904  
56b Little Foxes Cooke, Rose Terry 1904  
57b Unrecorded Miracle Kingsley, Florence Morse 1904  
58b Animal Stories for Little People Anonymous 1902  
59b Story Without an End Austin, Sarah 1904  
60b Clover's Princess Douglas, Amanda M. 1904  
61b How Bessie Kept House Douglas, Amanda M.    
62b Helen's Babies Habberton, John    
63b Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin    
64b Tanglewood Tales Hawthorne, Nathaniel    
65b Greek Heroes Kingsley, Charles    
66b Wonder Book Hawthorne, Nathaniel    
67b Two Years Before the Mast Dana Jr., Richard    

 

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 3      Volumes: 1 - 67
Multicolored cloth with line drawn book appropriate picture. End papers have a seated girl in green in 1902. Thereafter the end papers are plain. Specific to this format is a particular flower on the spine. (See picture). Dust jacket matches the book cover. Jacket is uncoated brown until 1914 and thereafter it is white and coated. 6.50 x 5.25.

Series Notes:
1. The cover picture of any particular title with the exception of the colors does not change for the life of the series. This differs from Formats #1 and #2.
2. Vic, An Autobiography of a Dog was deleted from this series in 1907.
3. The catalogues indicate certain additions to this series' list that have not been confirmed by book ads or by the books themselves. These questionable additions include the books of the Fairy Tale Series, Holly Tree Series and Cherrycroft Series in 1909 and 1915. Because of the questionable nature of these additions, they are not shown in the series book list above.
4. Book #61 does not have the characteristic spine picture.
5. For more information on the editions of this series click here.

Dating your Format 3 books
1. Altemus used the same title page for its Young People Library books for many years. This page identifies the series of the book as the Young People's Library Series and also gives the copyright date. The copyright date however is not the publication date of Format 3 books. Altemus just never changed the dates on this page. Also of note is that this title page was used in other series, e.g. Boys and Girls Classics among others. For that reason other series are misidentified frequently.
2. Another caveat regards the dust jacket. Altemus occasionally used older Dust jackets with newer books. Format 2 jackets on early Format 3 books occur from time to time. The ads in the back of the book should always take priority in dating.
3. The earliest legitimate dust jacket for this series has Vic as #31 and ends with #55 Josephine. This jacket gave way within months to a jacket that has the last title on the reverse as #58- Wonder Book.

With the above notes appreciated, here is how to date your Format 3 book.
1. 1902-1911 No Listing of Stories from History and no list of Grace Harlowe Overseas Series
2. 1911-1921- Back ads list Stories from History Series
3. 1921-1922 Wee Books for Wee Folks lists to Grunty Grunts and Smiley Smile
4. 1923 - Wee Books for Wee Folks list to I Don't Want to go to Bed

If 1902-1911:
1. Is Vic listed in the ads for the Young People's Library. If yes, the book is 1902-1906. If not, 1907-1910.
2. If Vic is listed, do the ads have Wee Book, Banbury Cross Series- If yes: 1904-1906. If no: 1902-1904.
3. If Vic is not listed, if Mother Stories are listed to title #6- 1907-1908 is your print year. If it lists the Little Men and Women Series to title- Little Lady-Her Book, then the book was published in 1908-1909.
4. If Vic is not listed and the last book in the Little Men and Women Series is Helen's Babies then your book is from 1908.
5. If Vic is not listed and Automobile Girls to title #3 but no Stories from History books-1910

Exception: If Vic is not listed but the endpapers have the reading girl, the book is a 1902 book with earlier advertisements.

If the book is post-1911:
1. 1911- Automobile Girls #3
2. 1911-1912- Automobile Girls #4
3. 1912-1913 Automobile Girls to #5
4. 1914-1919 Automobile Girls #6/Dave Darrin #1
5. 1920- In the Wee Books for Wee Folks ad, the book at the top of the second column is The Cock, The Mouse and the Little Red Hen. The Grunty Grunts' books are not listed.
6. 1921-1922- Lists Grunty Grunts in Wee Books for Wee Folks ads
7. 1923 Lists I Don't Want to go to Bed in Wee Books listing.

 

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