By Charles Welsh
Charles Welsh's account of the achievements of John Newbery used to be first released in 1885. Newbery is healthier often called the pioneering writer of good-quality kid's books resembling a bit lovely Pocket-Book and Little Goody Two-Shoes. in lots of methods he should be considered as the 1st writer who created and advertised books in particular for kids. He used to be an affiliate of Samuel Johnson and Oliver Goldsmith, and based a couple of newspapers that released a few of their works. Welsh additionally attracts realization to a much less renowned point of Newbery's different enterprise ventures: his involvement within the promoting of patent medications. the writer chronicles the instant successors to the Newbery enterprise and contains a long precis of the son Francis Newbery's autobiography. The illustrated booklet encompasses a variety of appendices together with John Newbery's will, lists of his guides and a few of the newspapers with which he used to be linked.
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Work for Newbery was an article in that magazine for January 1758. Mr J. M. W . * To turn for a moment from books to medicine. W e find that in this year (1757) Newbery entered into an agreement with James Grosett of Charterhouse Square, for making and selling the Lisbon or German Doctor's Diet-Drink, the Unguents de Cao, and the Angola Ptisan. These recipes are curious and oae or two revolting. " Other ingredients, almost as extraordinary, were to be added, and the whole boiled and strained according to directions.
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Bookseller of the Last Century: Being Some Account of the Life of John Newbery, and of the Books He Published, with a Notice of the Later Newberys by Charles Welsh