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Object ID 001437

Object Name Dimples

Object Desc Book of poetry and short stories/tales.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001200

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Books


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 20

Object Date 1889

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Dimples,poetry,Belford, Clarke & Co.,Handford, Thomas W.,books,children's books,fiction,hardcover books,illustrated books,picture books,

Title Dimples


Series Dimples


Description / Abstract Book of poetry, short stories, and rhymes edited by Thomas Handford. Seems to have been part of a series by Belford Clarke & Co. that was edited by Thomas Handord.

Physical Description 96 pp. Hard cover, fabric bound book with yellow front cover. Front cover featuring photograph of young child and illustrations of a bird, flowers, and young children hand in hand.Back cover features advertisements for additional books. Book is fully illustrated in black and white. Inside back cover is inscribed : "Wisc Harrington 413 Union Ave Mount Vernon....M.Y." Text is larger font. Measurements: 10" length/height, 7.5" width.

Author Thomas W. Handford

Author Details





Publisher Belford Clarke & Co.

Publisher Details Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Belford, Clarke was founded by Alexander Belford and James Clarke. The company had its roots in the Belford Brothers which was a publishing firm in Toronto. In 1875 Belford, Clarke and Company started in Chicago and later in 1879 opened a New York office. It had a varied book list and is well known for publishing the first edition of Peck's Bad Boy. In 1888 the New York branch was spun off as the Alexander Belford company and in 1892 it joined with several other publishers to form the Werner Company. It appears that this publishing company were known as pirators, as in they published works by authors without their permission. One famous author, who sued the brothers, was Mark Twain.

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Image Caption CMY001200

Description Dimples book of poetry, short stories and rhymes.


Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes The book is in good condition for its age, being from 1889. The binding and edges of the cover have some wear and turning. The pages have yellowed but are easy to read.


Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 7,2014

Summary Location change

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