St. Nicholas: Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys, Volume III, November 1875, to November, 1876. (Nos. 1-12) [Two Louisa May Alcott First Appearances]
by Dodge, Mary Mapes; Alcott, Louisa May; Jewett, Sarah Orne; et al
viii, 808 pp. This volume, despite stating it includes November 1875 - November 1876 on the title page, includes the November 1875 issue through the October 1876 issue (all issues 1-12 present, so this is clearly just an issue of semantics). Leather spine & corners, gilt titles & rules, marbled boards. Stories, poetry, and illustrations by various contributors, including: Amy Lovell; Frank R. Stockton; J.T. Trowbridge; Sarah Orne Jewett; Susan Coolidge; Rebecca Harding Davis; Louisa May Alcott (first appearances of Helping Along and Marjorie's Birthday Gifts]; Bayard Taylor; Lucretia P. Hale; John Greenleaf Whittier; R.R. Bowker; Mrs. Oliphant; 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. New York: Scribner & Co., 1876. Good/No Jacket.
(Inventory #: 2195570)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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