FA: 1875: OLIVER OPTIC “IN DOORS AND OUT, OR, VIEWS FROM THE CHIMNEY CORNER”
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- Date: Thu, 24 May 2012 09:35:39 -0700 (PDT)
"In Doors and Out, Or, Views from the Chimney Corner," by Oliver
Publisher: Lee and Shepard, Publishers. Boston. 1875. Brown cloth
black embossed embellishment. Gilt spine printing also with black and
embellishing. 331 pages. Frontis engraving with tissue guard. There
illustrations within the text and three other plate illustrations.
There is a catalog
of Oliver Optic books on the back pages.
Wikipedia says about Optic:
William Taylor Adams (July 30, 1822 – March 27, 1897), pseudonym
Oliver Optic, was a noted academic, author, and Massachusetts state
legislator. He was born in Medway, Massachusetts in 1822 to Captain
Laban Adams and Catherine Johnson Adams. He became a teacher in the
Boston, Massachusetts public schools in 1845, and remained in that
capacity through 1865. In 1846, he married Sarah Jenkins, with whom he
had two children. He served as a member of the School Board of
Dorchester, Massachusetts, for 14 years. In 1869, he became a member
of the Massachusetts General Court. He died in Dorchester in 1897.
Oliver Optic's All Adrift (Boston: Lee & Shepard, 1892
His first book, Hatchie, the Guardian Slave (1853), was published
under the pseudonym of Warren T. Ashton.
He wrote more than 100 books of fiction for boys under the pseudonym
"Oliver Optic," published in large part as series in Oliver Optic's
Magazine, of which he was the editor.
Among the more popular titles were:
Indoors and Out (1855)
The Boat Club (1855)
Young America Abroad
The Starry Flag
Onward and Upward
The Yacht Club
Other titles included stories about the Civil War. He also wrote two
novels, The Way of the World and Living Too Fast.
Adams' writing was criticized by Louisa May Alcott, among others.
Alcott used her story Eight Cousins to deplore Adams' use of slang,
his cast of bootblacks and newsboys, and his stories of police courts
and saloons. Adams responded in kind, pointing out Alcott's own use of
slang and improbable plot twists.
The binding needs to be reinforced with glue. Previous owner did this
and it looks like the back free endpaper (not loose but a technical
term for the endpapers that are not bound to covers but are bound in
pages) are slightly glued to the endpaper that is normally glued to
the back cover
board. There is a tiny bit of paper damage visible at the hinge, but
this is the kind of
nit-picky flaw that I hope true book lovers can free themselves from.
There are two faint stains
in the text that are about 2 inches square each, and a few other much
about about a 1/2" square. One page corner was once folded and now the
is somewhat faint. Otherwise, in about very good condition.
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