Henry Altemus Company

 

Series 75 - Devotional Series

 
 
Series Name:
Publish Dates:
Topic:
Devotional Series
1895 - 1933
Religious
Series Number:
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75
52
9

 

Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Kept for the Master's Use Havergal, Frances Ridley  
2 My King and His Service Havergal, Frances Ridley  
3 My Point of View Drummond, Henry  
4 Of the Imitation of Christ Kempis, Thomas A.  
5 Addresses (Drummond) Drummond, Henry  
6 Natural Law in the Spiritual World Drummond, Henry  
7 Addresses (Brooks) Brooks, Phillips  
8 Abide in Christ Murray, Andrew  
9 Like Christ Murray, Andrew  
10 With Christ in the School of Prayer Murray, Andrew  
11 Manliness of Christ Hughes, Thomas  
12 Lectures to Young Men Beecher, Rev. Henry Ward  
11a Holy in Christ Murray, Andrew  
12a Manliness of Christ Hughes, Thomas  
13a Addresses to Young Men Beecher, Rev. Henry Ward  
14a Pathway of Safety Oxenden, Rev. Ashton  
15a Christian Life Oxenden, Rev. Ashton  
16a Throne of Grace Anonymous  
17a Pathway of Promise Anonymous  
18a Impregnable Rock of Holy Scripture Gladstone, William E,  
19a Steps into the Blessed Life Meyer, Rev.F.B.  
20a John Ploughman's Talk Spurgeon, Rev. Charles  
21a John Ploughman's Pictures Spurgeon, Rev. Charles  
22a Message of Peace Church, Rev. R.W.  
23a Changed Cross and Other Religious Poems Anonymous  
24a Gold Dust Anonymous  
25a Daily Food for Christians Anonymous  
26a Peep of Day Anonymous  
27a Line Upon Line Anonymous  
28a Precept Upon Precept Anonymous  
29a Prince of the House of David Ingraham, Rev. J. H.  
30a Jessica's First Prayer and Jessica's Mother Stretton, Hesba  
1b Abide in Christ Murray, Andrew  
2b At the Beautiful Gate Chambers, Rev. I. Mench  
3b Beecher's Addresses Beecher, Rev. Henry Ward  
4b Best Thoughts Drummond, Henry  
5b Bible Birthday Book Anonymous  
6b Brooks' Addresses Brooks, Phillips  
7b Buy Your Own Cherries Kirton, John W.  
8b Changed Cross and Other Religious Poems Anonymous  
9b Christian Life Oxenden, Rev. Ashton  
10b Christian Living Meyer, Rev.F.B.  
11b Christian's Secret of a Happy Life Anonymous  
12b Christie's Old Organ Walton, O.F.  
13b Coming to Christ Havergal, Frances Ridley  
14b Daily Food for Christians Anonymous  
15b Day Breaketh Shugert, Fannie  
16b Days of Grace Murray, Andrew  
17b Drummond's Addresses Drummond, Henry  
18b Evening Thoughts Havergal, Frances Ridley  
19b Gold Dust Anonymous  
20b Holy in Christ Murray, Andrew  
21b Of the Imitation of Christ Kempis, Thomas A.  
22b Impregnable Rock of Holy Scripture Gladstone, William E,  
23b Jessica's First Prayer Stretton, Hesba  
24b John Ploughman's Pictures Spurgeon, Rev. Charles  
25b John Ploughman's Talk Spurgeon, Rev. Charles  
26b Kept for the Master's Use Havergal, Frances Ridley  
27b Keble's Christian Year Anonymous  
28b Let Us Follow Him Sienkiewicz, Henry  
29b Like Christ Murray, Andrew  
30b Line Upon Line Anonymous  
31b Manliness of Christ Hughes, Thomas  
32b Message of Peace Church, Rev. R.W.  
33b Morning Thoughts Havergal, Frances Ridley  
34b My King and His Service Hall, Marshall R.  
35b Natural Law in the Spiritual World Drummond, Henry  
36b Palace of the King Anonymous  
37b Pathway of Promise Anonymous  
38b Pathway of safety Oxenden, Rev. Ashton  
39b Peep of Day Anonymous  
40b Pilgrim's Progress Bunyan, John  
41b Precept Upon Precept Anonymous  
42b Prince of the House of David Ingraham, Rev. J. H.  
43b Shadow of the Rock Anonymous  
44b Shepherd Psalm Meyer, Rev.F.B.  
45b Steps Into the Blessed Life Meyer, Rev.F.B.  
46b Stepping Heavenward Prentiss, E.  
47b Throne of Grace Anonymous  
48b Unto the Desired Haven Anonymous  
49b Uplands of God Anonymous  
50b With Christ Murray, Andrew  
51b At the Beautiful Gate Chambers, Rev. I. Mench  
48c Talks to Children About Jesus Unknown  
7d Chamber of Peace Anonymous  

 

Henry Altemus - Format 1 - Volumes 1-23
Full white vellum with a silver design and silver top. 6 x 4.25. Boxed. This format was used for books #1-23.

Henry Altemus - Format 2 - Volumes 1-22
As above with in gold with gold top. 6 x 4.25. Boxed. This format was used for books #1-22.

Henry Altemus - Format 3 - Volumes 1-10
Deluxe editions in full calf, full crushed levant, Tree calf, or full Turkey Morocco. This format was seen with books #1-10.

Henry Altemus - Format 4
Silver gilt border design in various colors. Centrally placed author and title in silver gilt. 6 x 4.25. Boxed.

Henry Altemus/Henry Altemus Company - Format 5 - Volumes 1-30
Full white vellum with new design of vines and a centrally placed flower. Later the pattern has been seen in brown or red. Books #1-30. Boxed. 1898-1924

Henry Altemus - Format 6
Full white vellum with a centrally placed angel surrounded by a mosaic design. Boxed. Only published in 1899.

Henry Altemus Company - Format 7
Full white vellum with various color decorative pattern surrounding a mezzo-tint inlaid photographic picture. Several photos have been seen. Boxed. 1901-1904

Henry Altemus Company - Format 8
White vellum. Acorn pattern surrounding one of 4 flowers within a rectangle. 1907. Boxed.

Henry Altemus Company - Format 9
Lavender. Gold gilt floral decoration at the periphery of the cover. The title is centrally located in gold gilt lettering.

Henry Altemus Company - Format 10
Full vellum cloth with the title printed in the upper left corner of the cover.

Series Notes:
1. Format 3 is called the Renaissance binding and was in three series Altemus Library, Devotional Series and Representative Poets. These books cost $4.00 while the others were 50 or 75 cents. They were only published in 1895.
2. The first 12 books were published in 1895. They are numbered first without letters in parentheses.
3. In 1896 the series was expanded to 22 books. The first 10 remained the same. Numbers 11-22 are listed with an "a".
4. In 1897 the series added number 23.
5. The series was expanded to 30 books in 1898. These books and their numbering is noted with an "a".
6. In 1899 an alphabetized list of 50 books was published. It is listed with a "b" after the number. In the original list of 1899, book 7 was Chamber of Peace. In 1900 and thereafter Buy Your Own Cherries (7b) was in the list with the former book deleted permanently.
7. Later in 1899-1900, the following numbers were deleted from the series: 2, 7, 16, 36, 43, 48, 49.
8. From 1900-1903, the following numbers were not part of the series: 2, 11, 16, 36, 43, 48, 49. In 1903 #48 was back in the list.
9. In 1903 the book #48 was changed to Talks to Children About Jesus. This # was deleted subsequently. It is listed as 48c in the above bibliography.
10. 1904-1910 the following were deleted: 2, 11, 12, 15, 16, 28, 36, 40, 43, 48, 49.
11. In 1905 #51 was added - At the Beautiful Gate.
12. 1911 new deletions: #23. 1917- #20, 29, 50. 1925- #24, 25, 31, 32, 34, 35, 39, 41, 42. 1927- #18, 21, 30 33, 44.
13. This series was published until Altemus went out of business in 1932.

 

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