Miss Toosey's Mission and
Laddie bound together:
[no author]: Miss Toosey's Mission
and Laddie. Chicago: Montgomery Ward & Co. Publishers, [n.d.]. 75 p.
+ 82 p., illus.
inscribed in pencil: "Pauline from Auntie."
binding: pale green cloth-covered
boards, embossed front and spine with pale
teal and gold Easter lilies [This is the first volume acquired for the collection. kcp]
[no author]: Miss Toosey's and Laddie. (spine reads Miss Toosey's Mission) New York:
H. M. Caldwell Co. [n.d.]. 75 p. + 82 p., illus
inscribed, beautiful script "Aunt Margaret to Marion Christmas 1902"
binding: ivory cloth-covered boards, embossed front & spine with gold flowers ?jack-in-the-pulpit? paper paste on, passion flower with angel, Mary, dove descending
[no author]: Laddie. Miss Toosey's Mission. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, n.d. 150 p.
frontis by Walter Cooper Bradley
binding: turquoise, front & spine deco embossed and gilded with paper paste-on pink/green old barn & barren trees by road
36 pg. publisher ads.
Altemus' Illustrated Vademecum Series lists Miss Toosey's Mission & Laddie, ZoŽ.
Altemus' Illustrated Petit-Trianon Series "popular"
titles include Laddie & Miss Toosey's Mission and Zoe and others
by Mulock, Sewell, Gaskell, Stretton, et al.
Altemus' Good Times Series "strongly appeals
to those who judiciously select what children should read" includes Laddie Miss Toosey's Mission, and a number of mostly women writers: Florence Morse Kingsely, Sarah Trimmer, Julianna H. Ewing, Elizabeth Wetherell, Tudor Jenks, Madame La Contesse
de Segur, Gabrielle E. Jackson, Hesba Stretton, Rudolph Erich Raspe.
Altemus' Love and Friendship Series "dainty,
inexpensive... very popular as gifts for holidays and anniversaries... half white vellum & gold with exquisite floral
sides" includes Laddie and MTM
and works by Emma Gellibrand et al.
Other authors and illustrators mentioned: Sewell, Alcott, M & E Kirby M. Nataline Crumpton, Mary C. Rowsell (Honor
Bright), Frances Crompton, L. T. Meade, Ruth Ogden, Mary D. Brine, Frances Ridley Havergal, Elisabeth
Robinson Scovil, Hannah Whitall Smith, Hesba Stretton, Edith V. Bradt, Charles Dickens, Harriet T. Comstock,
Louisa M. Alcott, Amanda M. Douglas, Rose Terry Cooke, Susan Coolidge, Florence Morse Kingsley, Sarah Austin, Minna
Thomas Antrim, Anna Chapin Ray (Bumper and Baby John), Amanda M. Douglas, Gabrielle E. Jackson Florence
Morse Kingsley, Ellen Velvin, Eleanor G. Walton, Carolyn Wells, Kate Douglas et al
[no author]: Laddie. Miss Toosey's Mission. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1897. 150
p. color frontis by W.H. ?Lucken", copyright
by Altemus 1899.
"Lena Miller. Margaret E. Dawes, Teacher, June
binding: green stamped leaves
(fern, chrysanthemum) stamped in light green like the suede copy of Laddie with stamped and gold embossed
floral designs (?art deco?) and title on front and spine
15 pg. publisher ads.
Altemus' Vademecum Series includes MTM &
Laddie, and ZoŽ.
Altemus' Illustrated Library of Standard Authors
[no author]: Laddie and Miss
Toosey's Mission. Rahway, NJ: The Mershon Company, [n.d.]. 182 p.
binding: red stamped in black,
embossed in gold, deco
Evelyn Whitaker: Laddie. by Evelyn Whitaker, The Author of Zoe, etc. bound with Miss Toosey's
Mission by the author of Laddie, Zoe, etc. bound with Let Us Follow
Him by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company,
75 p. + 71 p, + 64 p.
binding: blue cloth stamped in red and black (deco with fruit trees)
with woman's silhouette on front, gilded title on spine.
4 additional pages of publishers ad:
"sole publishers of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's Books"
[no author]: Laddie. by the author of Miss Toosey's Mission bound with Miss Toosey's Mission by the author of Laddie Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1900 75 p. + 71 p
binding: blue cloth stamped and
embossed in red and gold (deco)
5 additional pages of publishers ad:
Amaranth Series 165 titles include Laddie, Miss Toosey's Mission, & Zoe.
Complete list of the poetic and prose works of Ella Wheeler Wilcox
[no author]: Miss Toosey's Mission. Laddie.. By the author
of Gilly Flower," "Honor Bright," "One of a Covey," "Larry's Luck," "Tom's Opinion." with illustrations by J. Watson Davis. New York: A. L. Burt Company, [n.d] 191 p.
. illus. [one source of the confusion of the anonymous authors of Laddie &
Honor Bright. kcp]
binding: dark green cloth over boards, front garlanded with pale
green leaves and pink flowers, which form a wreath aroudn a young woman, dressed in pink and reading, title on front is in
red, in silver on spine. uniform with Gilly Flower.
exlibrary, Fourth Baptist Community
8 pg. pub ad
[no author]: Miss Toosey's Mission. By the Author of Laddie, etc. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., 1903. 75 p. Bound with Laddie. 82 p. and a collection of children's
classics with the Tanglewood introductions, 83-186 p.
binding: brown buckram, title & spine stamped
in black with deco graphic, book jacket in VG condition shows girl in a tree reading. [a detail
from the book jacket is the logo for evelynwhitakerlibrary.org kcp]
|London: Walter Smith, 1883
Miss Toosey's Mission:
[no author]: Miss Toosey's Mission. by the author of "Laddie. Eleventh Thousand. London:
Walter Smith 9 (late Mozley), 1883. 85 p.
frontis Bungay: Clay and Taylor Printers on front end paper label: W.B. Clarke &
Carruth, Booksellers, Boston, Mass.
inscribed in pencil "E. F. Bigelow"
binding: red cloth over board,
stamped front and back with geometric bands, front embossed in black, title stamped and embossed in gold.
2 pg publishers advert. in back
"Books For Presents" includes 5titles by Charlotte M. Yonge and others by
A. Weber, Florence Wilford, C.R. Coleridge, M.E. Poole.
"Books for Young Readers" includes another Charlotte M. Yonge book and others by Phoebe Allen, Ellen E. Lushington, "the
late Dr. Neal," Rev. S. Rickards, and several "by the author of"
[no author]: Miss Toosey's Mission. Boston: Little, Brown, & Company,
1899. (copyright, 1891, by Roberts Brothers) 78 p. illus. University Press John Wilson and Son,
bookplate: "Second Primary Year
First Honors Premium Awarded to Miss Ethel Tyrell For General Excellence The St. Xavier Academy, Xavier Park, Conducted by the
Sisters of Mercy Chicago. June 17, 1907."
binding: dark yellow buckram stamped in dark green and dark red
with pictorial of a lady at her dressing table, church & home in background, title on front and spine
6 pgs. ads with illustrations for: Miss Toosey Books. with illustrations. 16 mo. Cloth. In uniform binding. Belle, Tip Cat, Pen, Don, Lil, Dear, Pomona, My Honey, Our Little Ann, Rose and Lavender, Rob and Kit.
New editions. Baby John, ZoŽ, and For the
Fourth Time of Asking. Miss Toosey's Mission,
Laddie, and Pris for $1.00 each, The set, 13 volumes, $13.00.
also lists $.50 editions for MTM and Laddie,
Baby John, Pris, ZoŽ, For the Fourth Time of Asking
other authors mentioned: Louisa
M. Alcott,Mrs. Ewing, Harriet Prescott Spofford
[no author]: Miss Toosey's Mission. By the Author of Laddie, etc. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., 1903. 75 p. illustrated (1 low quality line drawing, frontis) Bound with: Tanglewood
Porch, 108 p. [no author is given but Mrs. Meade is named on the cover of the book. The Tanglewood stories
are introductions to the retelling of classic myths, written by L.T.
Meade. [I believe this edition to be one source of attribution errors in Gale Net and perhaps elsewhere.
inscribed in pencil: "To Bessie
binding: olive green buckram stamped
in black with paste-down color illustration of girl with pink roses.
Mission and Laddie
[no author]: Miss Toosey's Mission. Laddie. By the author
of Gilly Flower," "Honor Bright," "One of a Covey," "Larry's Luck," "Tom's Opinion." with illustrations by J. Watson Davis. New
York: A. L. Burt Company, [n.d] 191 p. . illus. [one source of the confusion of the anonymous authors of Laddie & Honor Bright.
binding: dark green cloth over
boards, front garlanded with pale green leaves and pink flowers, which form a wreath around a young
woman, dressed in pink and reading, title on front is in red, in silver on spine. uniform with Gilly Flower.
exlibrary, Fourth Baptist Community
8 pg. pub ad
Clay, Bertha M..: "Miss Toosey's Lover." People's Magazine Monthly, No. 46, December 1898, pp1-35. New
York: The A.D. Porter, Co. on the title page the author is given as Charlotte M. Braeme. banner at the top of pages of is Miss Toosey's Mission. Issue includes:
Calderon the Courtier by Sir E. Bulwer Lytton.
binding: none, cheap paper cover
6 pg. advertising The Hearthstone, including back cover: mostly women authors: Amelia E.
Barr, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Josiah Allen's Wife, Elizabeth Wetherell, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charlotte M. Braeme,
Anna Sewell, The Duchess, Mrs. Holmes, Beatrice Harraden, Laura Jean Libbey
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