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Object ID 001398

Object Name Life and Battles of Napoleon Bonaparte

Object Desc Biography of Napoleon Bonaparte intended for children.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001175

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General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 20

Object Date 1887

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords children's books,history,McLoughlin Brothers,Pierson, Helen W.,Bonaparte, Napoleon,books,hardcover books,biographies,primers,

Title Life and Battles of Napoleon Bonaparte

Sub-Title In Words of One Syllable

Series One Syllable Histories


Description / Abstract Biography of Napoleon Bonaparte for children. Every word in the book is one syllable, and ones that are not are separated by dashes at each syllable. Appears to be meant for both reading and historical instruction.

Physical Description 158 pages. Red hardcover book with a scene of Napoleon atop a horse on the front cover. The back cover has multiple battle scenes. McLoughlin mark at the lower right corner of front cover. In lower left corner the phrase, "In words of one syllable" is printed. Title at top. 8.75'' x 7.5''

Author Helen W. Pierson

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Publisher McLoughlin Brothers

Publisher Details McLoughlin Bros., Inc. was a New York publishing firm active between 1828[1] and 1920. The company was a pioneer in color printing technologies in children's books.[2] The company specialized in retellings or bowdlerizations of classic stories for children. The artistic and commercial roots of the McLoughlin firm were first developed by John McLoughlin, Jr. (18271905) who made his younger brother Edmund McLoughlin (1833 or 4-1889) a partner in 1855. By 1886, the firm published a wide range of items, including cheap chapbooks, large folio picture books, linen books, puzzles, games and paper dolls. Many of the earliest and most valuable board games in America were produced by McLoughlin Brothers of New York. In 1920 the corporation was sold to Milton Bradley & Company. McLoughlin ceased game production at this time, but continued publishing their picture books.

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Image Caption CMY1175



Date FEB 5,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Heavy edgewear, marks, and scratches on front and back covers. The spine is loose but still connected to the pages. Pages are worn, many have edgewear and stains.


Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 4 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 20 from Hallway Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin