St. Nicholas: Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys, Volume IV, November 1876, to November, 1877. (Nos. 1-12) [Three Howard Pyle First Appearances]
by Dodge, Mary Mapes; Pyle, Howard; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth; Warner, Charles Dudley; Whittier, John Greenleaf; et al
viii, 832 pp. This volume, despite stating it includes November 1876 - November 1877 on the title page, includes the November 1876 issue through the October 1877 issue (all issues 1-12 present, so this is clearly just an issue of semantics). Leather spine & corners, gilt titles & rules, pebbled cloth boards. Stories, poetry, and illustrations by various contributors, including: Frank R. Stockton; Susan Coolidge; Rebecca Harding Davis; Howard Pyle [first appearances of Drummer Fritz and His Exploits, The Crafty Fox, & Hans Gottenlieb, the Fiddler, Pyle's earliest works in book form, which he also illustrated]; Lucretia P. Hale; John Greenleaf Whittier; etc. "The St. Nicholas Magazine (1873-1941) was a successful American children's magazine, published by Scribner's beginning in November 1873, and designed for children five to eighteen. The magazine was edited by Mary Mapes Dodge—remembered for Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates. Its major competitor in its field was the well-established The Youth's Companion which had been published since 1827. In Dodge's fresh approach to children's entertainment there was no heavy-handed moralizing. Her editorial policy was set out: To give clean, genuine fun to children of all ages. To give them examples of the finest types of boyhood and girlhood. To inspire them with an appreciation of fine pictorial art. To cultivate the imagination in profitable directions. To foster a love of country, home, nature, truth, beauty, and sincerity. To prepare boys and girls for life as it is. To stimulate their ambitions--but along normally progressive lines. To keep pace with a fast-moving world in all its activities. To give reading matter which every parent may pass to his children unhesitatingly."
Keywords: EPHEMERA MAGAZINE PERIODICAL ST. NICHOLAS Boards rubbed, stain to base of rear board. New York: Scribner & Co., 1877. Good/No Jacket.
(Inventory #: 2195571)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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