Title: Children's Book for Sabbath Hours
Author: Asa Bullard
Description: First edition. Green cloth boards decoratively stamped in black and gilt. All edges gilt. Rubbing and light wear at head and tail of spine and corners; gilt still bright. Previous owner's name in pencil on front paste-down. Pages clean. More than ninety full-page illustrations. 400 pp. 9 x 7.25 inches.
120 entertaining and edifying stories for children, many of which involve animals (in the context of natural history and as pets), as well as family relationships, traditional activities such as skating and fishing, and typically depicting moral, religious, and ethical manners. Profusely illustrated with a variety of lovely engravings.
Rev. Asa Bullard (1804-1888) of Massachusetts was dedicated to the promotion and development of Sunday schools and was instrumental in his fifty-seven years of service to the Massachusetts Sabbath-School Society. Throughout his years he edited and published many books. A native of Northbridge, he was educated at Amherst College and the Andover Theological Seminary and was a longtime member of the Prospect Street Congregational Church in Cambridge (Boston).
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: W. J. Holland & Company
Place: Springfield, Mass., and Chicago, Ill.
Keywords: Congregational Sunday School, Congregational Publishing Society, Massachusetts Sabbath School, Congregationalist ministers, Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts, engravings, illustrated,
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