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The children's friend. [electronic resource] / Translated from the French of Mr. Berquin. ; Vol. I-[IV].

Author/Creator:
Berquin, M. (Arnaud), 1747-1791 author
Standardized Title:
Ami des enfans. English
Publication:
Newburyport [Mass.]: : Printed by John Mycall, for the proprietor of the Boston Bookstore, no 59, Cornhill, Boston., [1789-1790?]
Series:
Early American imprints. First series ; no. 50111.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (4 volume)
Subjects:
Children's stories, French.
Form/Genre:
Anthologies.
Plays -- 1790.
Juvenile literature -- 1790.
Booksellers' advertisements -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Printers' advertisements -- Massachusetts -- Newburyport.
Place of Publication:
United States Massachusetts Boston.
United States Massachusetts Newburyport.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Notes:
A collection of stories and plays for children.
"A book has appeared, under this title, written by Mr. Weisse ... Select passages from it, as well as from the works of Messrs. Campe and Saleman [i.e., Salzmann], will be introduced in the following performance."--v. 1, pages [7].
The proprietor of the Boston Bookstore in 1789-90 was Benjamin Guild. In 1789 he issued a catalogue listing "Children's friend, being a variety of very interesting and useful stories by M. Berquin."
William Bentley in his diary entry for Sept. 24, 1790, notes: Mr Mycall is now printing the last volumes of the "Children's friend" a valuable work in schools.
Vol 1: 317, [1], iv, [2] pages; volume 2: 287, [1] pages; volume 3: 276 pages; volume 4: 340, [8] pages.
With a half-title to each volume.
Two settings of type of gathering 2C of volume 1 noted. The first lists the contents of volume 1 on pages [i]-iv, and has on pages [v] an advertisement for "A general assortment of books & stationary constantly kept for sale, at the Boston Book-store; no. 59, Cornhill, Boston." The second lists the contents of v. 1 and 2 on p. [i]-iv, and has on p. [v] an advertisement for "Printing of all kinds, prepared with care and expedition, on the most reasonable terms, by John Mycall, at his printing-office in Newburyport ..."
Not in Evans or Bristol.
Bookseller's advertisement, volume 1, pages [v].
Electronic text and image data. [Chester, Vt. : Readex, a division of Newsbank, Incorporated, 2002-2004. Includes files in TIFF, GIF and PDF formats with inclusion of keyword searchable text. (Early American imprints. First series ; numbers 50111).
Contributor:
Weisse, Christian Felix, 1726-1804.
Campe, Joachim Heinrich, 1746-1818.
Salzmann, Christian Gotthilf, 1744-1811.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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