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Author: Brian Alderson; Felix de Marez Oyens; Pierpont Morgan Library.
Publisher: New York : Pierpont Morgan Library : Bibliographical Society of America ; London : British Library ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
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"The child as the audience for books in the English language is the subject of this bibliographical study, which had its origins in an exhibition held at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York. From this beginning, Felix de Marez Oyens and Brian Alderson have compiled Be Merry and Wise and shown how certain creative talents, driven by a sense of purpose, or a wish to make some money, attempted to appeal directly to  Read more...
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Alderson, Brian.
Be merry and wise.
New York : Pierpont Morgan Library : Bibliographical Society of America ; London : British Library ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 2006
(OCoLC)603935000
Online version:
Alderson, Brian.
Be merry and wise.
New York : Pierpont Morgan Library : Bibliographical Society of America ; London : British Library ; New Castle, Del. : Oak Knoll Press, 2006
(OCoLC)607482195
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Alderson; Felix de Marez Oyens; Pierpont Morgan Library.
ISBN: 0712306684 9780712306683 1584561807 9781584561804
OCLC Number: 70905968
Description: xiv, 318 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Vestibulum : theory and practice --
The salvation of souls --
Enter Tom Thumb --
Serious business --
The house that Newbery built --
Rivals and imitators, London --
Frances Laetitia Earle : her books --
Rivals and imitators, the Provinces --
Begged, borrowed, or stolen --
"The dawn of levity" --
The innovators --
Epigones --
"Chapbooks" for children --
Tracts and transition --
The road to Paflagonia --
The rose and the ring --
Marketing --
Bindings --
Special markets --
Marks of possession.
Responsibility: Brian Alderson and Felix de Marez Oyens.

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