The Acquisitions Table: Children’s Book for Sabbath Hours

Bullard, Asa.  Children’s Book for Sabbath Hours.  Springfield, Mass. & Chicago: W.J. Holland & Co., 1873.

With the secularization of American society after the Civil War, this book by minister Asa Bullard answered a need to give children something wholesome yet entertaining to read while keeping the Sabbath free from raucous play.  This is a selection of short stories and poems, issued with luxurious full page photo-engravings, like this one of children playing with their large (but gentle) dog.

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