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1855, NYC, Harper Bros. cut away sectional view of cliff street bldg

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From: Jacob Abbot, The Harper Establishment, or, How the Story Books are Made, Harper & Brothers, New York, NY, 1855.

 

Oak Knoll has a 2001 reprint out, which is fantastic, with an introductory essay Joel Myerson and Chris L. Nesmith. Loads of images of publishing in the 19th Century. The original 1855 text and images available here:

www.merrycoz.org/books/harper/HARPER.HTM, courtesy Pat Pflieger at NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICAN CHILDREN & WHAT THEY READ (www.merrycoz.org/kids.htm)

 

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Taken on December 12, 2007