lot 6 first ed antique 1855 ROLLO BOOKS Jacob Abbott illustrated children's VG+
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Here are 6 volumes ofROLLO'S BOOKS / ROLLO SERIES by JACOB ABBOTT 6 volumes ( 14 total in set) decorative boards & spines gold gilt titles & designs on boards & spines illustrated THE NEW EDITION, REVISED BY AUTHOR NEW YORK: SHELDON & COMPANY, 1855 all books in very good+ / excellent condition rare early editions titles: ROLLO'S PHILOSOPHY - AIR ROLLO'S PHILOSOPHY - SKY ROLLO'S PHILOSOPHY - FIRE ROLLO AT SCHOOL ROLLO'S CORRESPONDENCE ROLLO LEARNING TO READ Please email me any questions. Thank you acob Abbott (1803-1879)
Jacob Abbott was a congregationalist minister who was perhaps the most influential and prolific author of children's books in the mid-19th century. His series of Rollo books as well as his other series for juveniles were published by numerous firms both in the United States and England. The Maker of History series books were published for more than 50 years and are still popular today among home schoolers. His Lucy series may have been the first girl's series (1842).
The books were not overly entertaining or full of adventure. Although Rollo may have traveled throughout Europe, Abbott's bottom line was to teach religion and morals to the readership. This is true