Henry Altemus Company

 

Series 57 - Boys and Girls Classics (new)

 
 
Series Name:
Publish Dates:
Topic:
Boys and Girls' Classics (new)
1908 - 1926
Children's stories
Series Number:
Volumes:
Formats:
57
15
1

 

Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel 1908
2 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis 1908
3 Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There Carroll, Lewis 1908
4 Swiss Family Robinson Anonymous 1908
5 Mother Goose's Rhymes, Jingles and Fairy Tales Anonymous 1908
6 Black Beauty Sewell, Anna 1908
7 Andersen's Fairy tales Andersen, Hans Christian 1908
8 Grimm's Fairy Tales Anonymous 1908
9 Little Lame Prince Mulock, Miss 1908
10 Child's Garden of Verses Stevenson, Robert Louis 1908
11 Aunt Martha's Corner Cupboard Kirby, Mary and Elizabeth 1910
12 Water-Babies Kingsley, Charles 1910
13 Adventures of a Brownie Mulock, Miss 1910
14 Rip Van Winkle Irving, Washington 1910
15 Animal Stories for Little People Anonymous 1910

 

Henry Altemus Company      Volume: 1 - 15
Linen cloth. The covers are pictorial linen cloth taken from larger pictorial swatches. Paper label on the cover and the spine. Came in floral covered boxes. Dust jackets have been observed on some books in the 1920's. 6.75 x 5.25

PLEASE NOTE: THESE BOOKS MOSTLY USE TITLE PAGES THAT INDICATE AN 1890's-1902 COPYRIGHT. THIS INDICATES THE ALTEMUS EDITION THAT THESE BOOK PLATES ARE ORIGINALLY FROM. IT DOES NOT INDICATE THE DATE THE BOOK WAS PUBLISHED. THE VERY EARLIEST THAT ANY OF THESE BOOKS WAS PUBLISHED WAS 1908. THE DATES IN THE CHART ABOVE REFLECT THE FIRST PUBLICATION IN THIS FORMAT.

Series Notes:
1. These books used the same plates as the Young People's Library. For the first number of years of publication the Young People's Library title pages were also used.
2. The first 10 books were published in 1908 and the complete 15 volume series was published from 1910 to 1926.
3. Also called Holiday Editions.
4. At this time 8 different linen swatches have been recognized. The original pictorial swatch is larger than the linen cloth needed to wrap the book. Thus, some books from the same swatch may not at first seem related. Below I have put together the composite swatches (as a best as I am able with current information) from the book covers. I think #7 and #8 eventually will be seen to be from the same swatch but at this time I cannot be sure. Thus, they are shown as separate entities.
5. The linen swatches numbered 2 and 3 were also used in the mid and late teens in Series #64/200.

 

Dust Jacket

Box Cover

Box Cover

Box Cover


Swatch 1. These books were published between 1908 and the early teens. They are probably the most common cover seen.

Composite Swatch 1

 

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Swatch 2. Published from the late teens until the end of the series run. Very commonly seen cover.

Composite Swatch 2

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Swatch 3. Early and mid teens.

Composite Swatch 3

 

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Swatch 4. Early. Fairly common.

Composite Swatch 4

 

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Swatch 5. Early years (uncommon).

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Swatch 6. Early years of series.



Swatch 7. Early years. (uncommon)

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Swatch 8. Early years. (uncommon)

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