Object ID 001381
Object Name Wood's Natural History
Object Desc Wood's Natural History Young Folks' Edition, illustrated.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001160
General Category Printed Material
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 20
Start Year Range 1890
End Year Range 1910
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Wood, Reverend John George,natural history,animals,M. A. Donahue & Company,books,illustrations,picture books,
Title Wood's Natural History
Edition Young Folks' Edition
Description / Abstract "The Greatest Book ever published on Natural History for the Young" (title page). This book covers a variety of animals, explaining them in terms understandable to a young adult. In addition, each animal description is accompanied by an illustration.
Physical Description Approx. 38pp. Hardcover in red fabric binding. Cover of book is illustrated in color and reads "Wood's Natural History, M.A. Donohue & Co. Chicago, 136 Wood's Natural History." The illustration includes a tiger standing by foliage. The back of the book is a red ink illustration of a young girl reading. Pages are large print with a large one-page picture for each animal. Measurements: 9.5" length/height, 7.5" width Measurements:
Publisher M.A. Donahue & Co.
Publisher Details Chicago, Ill. M. A. Donohue & Co., was a publisher of many book titles for children in the late 19th century and early to middle 20th century. M.A. Donohue & Co. based in Chicago, Illinois was established in 1871. The company was founded by two bookbinders, William P. Henneberry and Michael A. Donohue. The company was initially known as Donohue & Henneberry.The company was known for inexpensive editions of popular works of fiction. It focused on publishing sets and series of books (i.e. "libraries.") In 1903, Donohue bought out his partner, Henneberry, and changed the company name to M.A. Donohue & Company. It continued in business to the 1960s.
Spine / Label
Date FEB 1,2014
Assessor Cassie Coffey
Notes This book is in fair condition for its age. The cover's illustration is still vibrant, and the inside illustrations are impressive and in good condition. However, some illustrations have been colored in by a previous owner. The binding and outside back cover of the book have considerable distress, showing cracks in the cover and taped edges.
Date JUN 21,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 20 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin