lot 6 first ed antique 1855 ROLLO BOOKS Jacob Abbott illustrated children's VG+

Here are 6 volumes of

ROLLO'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

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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

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