Cobb, Baldwin & Co.
(Chicago: 156 Washington St.)
United States of America
Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
|Issues:||7 (last number seen advertised)|
|Dates:||September 1885 to April 1886|
|Size:||8 x 6"|
|Illustrations:||4 to 5 full page and numerous other black and white illustrations.|
The Home Library, a 64 page publication containing only the best original stories by American authors, will be issued monthly. It is a new departure in Juvenile Literature, with a clearly defined motive:
PURE READING FOR BOYS IN CHEAP FORM
The Publishers conscientiously believe that by its means a great and growing evil may be overcome.
To-day, over one-half of the best new and standard works of Science, History, Travel and Fiction, for adults, are either published or reproduced in cheap Library editions, ranging in price from 10 to 25 cents.
To-day, excepting this Publication, no cheap juvenile libraries containing clean, unobjectionable reading can be found on any news stand in America.
The Press, the Pulpit and the intelligent Public voice but one condemnatory sentiment regarding the flood of pernicious Juvenile Literature which is producing such deplorable effects upon the minds and morals of our youth, but nothing has heretofore been offered to take its place at prices equally low.
The mission of the HOME LIBRARY is to supply this much needed want, and SAVE THE YOUTH with Clean, Pure and Wholesome Reading. Able writers will contribute, and once a month the Library will be out with a charming Story, certain to delight every boy.
A complete book of 40,000 words, profusely illustrated, is given in each number. For sale on News Stands at 10 cents per copy, or by subscription, of the Publishers, at $1.00 per annum, in advance.
We ask every right-thinking man and woman to give us their practical aid in this work; to induce others to take the HOME LIBRARY as well as themselves, and to wish Godspeed in our undertaking.
|Notes / Commentary:||Listing of stories taken from No. 6 of the publication; examined Nos. 2 and 6. See Golden Library for additional information.|
Items1. Honor Bright; or, The Young Surveyor of Green River
2. Twenty Crusoes; or, The Grammar School Castaways
3. One Cent Capital; or, A Young Clerk's Adventures
4. Under the Polar Star; or, The Young Explorers
5. Barefooted Ben; or, The Boy Who Built a Railroad
6. Bound to Win; or, Jack O'Lantern, the Ferry Boy
7. The Boy Reporter
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