Story of Jack Halyard, the sailor boy: or, the virtuous family.: Cardell, William S.

Story of Jack Halyard, the sailor boy: or, the virtuous family.

Cardell, William S.

Published by Stereotyped by L. Johnson for Uriah Hunt, Philadelphia, 1832
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"Improved" edition (i.e, "Thirteenth edition") of a tale first printed in 1824, "designed for American children in families and schools" and used extensively in Philadelphia and elsewhere. The story opens on a New Jersey farm; after the Halyard family's troubles commence, Jack goes to sea and learns many lessons about history, science, life, and morality before returning in triumph to purchase the old farmstead. This edifying story is => illustrated with a maritime vignette on the front cover, a frontispiece, and five rather large in-text wood engravings. The frontispiece has early hand coloring in blue and a greenish yellow, as does one other image; three others are touched with the yellow alone. Provenance: Ownership signature of a young Caleb D. Shreve, dated 1843, on front free endpaper; bookplate with lending rules of the "Library of Upper Evesham Monthly Meeting of Women Friends, at Medford." 24mo (14.5 cm; 5.75"). Frontis., 234, 8 (ads for Uriah Hunt) pp.; illus. American Imprints 11639. Not in Rosenbach, Children's. Publisher's printed paper?covered sides with sheep shelfback, spine with gilt-stamped and chipped at head; binding darkened and rubbed overall, especially at extremities and unfortunately across the vignette on the cover. Front joint (outside) open. Front free endpaper with early pencilled ownership inscription. A browned copy with spots of minor foxing and staining. Two leaves torn across lower outer corners with loss of last words on several lines, though sense is still clear; another leaf, in a signature where the leaves are smaller, with a chip or paper flaw from bottom taking a word on one side and a few letters on the other. Laid in at p. 120, someone's slip noting that the chapter beginning there refers to the War of 1812 and recouns the history of the American Revolution. Clearly read and loved. Bookseller Inventory # 35238

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Title: Story of Jack Halyard, the sailor boy: or, ...

Publisher: Stereotyped by L. Johnson for Uriah Hunt, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1832

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