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The Owl and the Fox

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Title

The Owl and the Fox

Description

Shaped books were part of the McLoughlin Brothers line from 1858, but really became a staple starting in the 1890s. Classic titles like Simple Simon, Robinson Crusoe, and The Owl and the Fox were produced in this format, along with new stories about Santa Claus and bicycling. Most were copyrighted by the brothers and all were repurposed into other toys and games, including a bowling set featuring the covers as the pins. Shaped books were made using die-cutting machines powered by steam, which allowed many copies to be produced at once. This was reflected in the price—shaped books were offered as part of the ten-cent book line of the company, putting them in reach of many consumers.
Both items the gift of Justin G. Schiller, 2015

Source

The Owl and the Fox. New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1896.
Gift of Justin G. Schiller, 2015.

Cover design for The Owl and the Fox. Watercolor with gouache, 1896.

Publisher

McLoughlin Brothers

Date

1896

Identifier

522246
522247

Catalog nos. 173, 174

Citation

“The Owl and the Fox,” Radiant With Color, accessed September 22, 2019, http://americanantiquarian.org/radiantwithcolor/items/show/54.