A cautionary tale from the American Sunday School Union about what happens if you become a freethinker: The ASSU was an influential publisher of 19th-century American children's literature. In this work, Harry Linford leaves school to learn a trade and ultimately ends up in jail after he starts reading too much, asking too many questions about Christianity, and becoming "careless of consequences." The => very dramatic wood-engraved frontispiece is signed "Gilbert." Provenance: "MESS West Salem No. 77" on front free endpaper in ink. 24mo (14.6 cm; 5.75"). 126 pp.; wood-engr. frontis. (included in pagination). Shoemaker 33155. Publisher's quarter navy cloth and marble paper covered boards, paper label on spine; covers rubbed, joints starting, hinges worn but sewing still strong. Something, perhaps a bookplate, removed from front pastedown, some ink and crayon markings on endpapers. Light foxing, spotting, and age-toning; a few, perhaps a dozen, leaves creased. A nice, representative example of an American Sunday School Union text. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Fatal ladder: or, Harry Linford.
Publisher: American Sunday School Union
Publication Date: 1828
Book Description American Sundday School, 1828. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. A standard vintage copy with a secure binding. Text is clean but has lightly yellowed. First front end paper and last end paper have been removed. Boards are marbled and have edge wear and rubbed corners. No dust jacket. Careful packaging and fast shipping. We recommend EXPEDITED MAIL for even faster delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 21859
Book Description American Sundday School. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. B001JPSC5A 1828 Small hardback copy, text is clean, pages have foxing, binding is good, covers have some edge wear, spine has chipping at top and bottom. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1016300
Book Description 1828. Book Condition: Good. Philadelphia1828 American Sunday-School Union. Hardcover. 12mo., 126pp., frontis, illustrations, cloth spine. Good, rear blank missing, text spotted, spine label chipped. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # a3594