• Call Number: COTSEN3_c167
    Container: Box 7, Folder 5

John Martin's Book House, New York: John Martin's Blue Book of Best Reading for Children

32.0 pages

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Collection Creator: Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections..

Dates: 1921 October.

Located In: Box 7, Folder 5

Extent: 32.0 pages

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Description

With a "Plans and Purposes" page sharing the retailer's reasoning for choosing this selection of books: "even more urgent should be the sweeping condemnation of the myraid of worthless books that are offered our childen;" "the child's thought should be shaped by those minds whose wisdom has been given in good books of and for all times;" "John Martin's choice of books covers those works which are recognized as a foundation for all that is best in later reading." Also with a letter from Martin to his "children friends" encouraging them to get to know his "book friends." Title listings interspersed with quotes about books. A few decorative black and white illustrations scattered throughout.

Preferred Citation

John Martin's Book House, New York: John Martin's Blue Book of Best Reading for Children; 1921 October; Publishers' and Retailers' Catalogs, Box 7, Folder 5; , Princeton University Library.


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