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Marco Paul's Voyages and Travels. New York

Abbott, Jacob.-

Published by New York. Harper & Brothers. 1852., 1852
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Title pageillustration drawn by C[arl] E[mil] Doepler (1824-1905). Engraved by [Benson J.] Lossing and [William] Barritt. Other illustrations engraved by [Alfred / Albert] Bobbett and [Charles] Edmonds. An inset on title page is signed [?Robert or William] Roberts. First Edition. Pages 192 pp.Small 8vo. Red embossed publisher's cloth. Gilttitling on spine. T.e.g. First Edition. Illustrated. O. F. Adams, Dict. Am. Authors, p.2. Blanck, Peter Parley to Penrod, pp.2-3. DAB. Groce & Wallace, NY Hist. Soc. Dict. Artists in Amer., pp.182, Jacob Abbott (1803-79) a New England educator (Longfellow w as one of his pupils), was a prolific and popular writer of juveniles. His Marco Paul's Adventures and The Rollo Books (see, Blanck) are among his most noted series. In his work (180 volumes as sole author; 31 more as joint author), "in the form of simple stories, [Abbott] attempted to provide rudimentary instruction for children in daily ethics, religion, natural science, trave" etc. He was eminently successful with an audience that "was certainly pleased by the author's gift for homely anecdote and illustration" (DAB). The Polish-born illustrator, Doepler, worked for Harpers while he was in America from 1849 to 1855. Lossing, the engraver, became noted later for his Pictorial Field-Book of the American Revolution and other works. Covers spotted (old dampness?). Ex Libris with only an attractive Sabbath School (Cape Cod) Library label on front free end paper. No other markings. mild foxing. A tight, little worn volume. Else, Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 9797

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Title: Marco Paul's Voyages and Travels. New York

Publisher: New York. Harper & Brothers. 1852.

Publication Date: 1852

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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