By L. Frank Baum
L. Frank Baum’s The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus was first released in 1902, years after his Wonderful Wizard of ounces. Drawing at the attributes of Santa Claus from Clement Moore’s 1822 poem “A stopover at from St. Nicholas” (“The evening ahead of Christmas”), Baum chronicles Santa’s lifestyles from his early life in an enchanted forest—the comparable woodland that's the resource of all magic within the land of Oz—to his future of sharing presents and spreading like to his fellow guy. alongside the best way we witness him making his first toys, examine the origins of the Christmas tree and yuletide stockings, and become aware of the tales at the back of many Christmas secrets and techniques, like why Santa slides down chimneys, how he alternatives his reindeer, and the way he can provide all his toys in a single evening. Later tailored into a number of lively movies, and released right here with the unique illustrations from the 1st edition, The existence and Adventures of Santa Claus evinces the appeal, heat, and delusion that made L. Frank Baum’s oz. tales American classics.
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Plate 2. Poems. By the Incomparable, Mrs. K. P. (London, 1664), imprimatur and title page; and Poems By the most deservedly Admired Mrs. Katherine Philips The matchless Orinda (London, 1667), frontispiece portrait and title page. The 1664 octavo edition published by Marriott seems to have been unauthorized (though, as the imprimatur shows, it was not pirated); the grander quarto edition of 1667, complete with portrait bust, was published by Herringman, whose list included most of the principal poets of the 1660s.
43 From such loose texts, or from bundles of such texts assembled into micro-canons of related satirical or erotic poems, the scribes working for commercial scriptoria wrote out substantial manuscript volumes for sale to wealthy patrons. 44 They are often 39 40 41 42 43 For the importance of MSS in this period see Beal, Index; Peter Beal, In Praise of Scribes: Manuscripts and their Makers in Seventeenth-century England (Oxford, 1998); Harold Love, Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England (Oxford, 1993); Harold Love, ‘Oral and Scribal Texts in Early Modern England’ in Barnard and McKenzie, pp.
Macdonald, Bibliography, pp. 3–4. 6 The Restoration Poetic Canon in the Beaumont and Fletcher folio and in the Shakespeare Fourth Folio, makes Herringman a dominant figure in early Restoration culture. 18 Tonson’s career had begun cautiously in 1675 with two conduct books, but in 1679 he published Dryden’s Troilus and Cressida, marking the beginning of a long association between the two men. This provided Dryden with new opportunities, particularly for classical translation, and gave Tonson a prolific, popular, and controversial author of the first rank to act as the mainstay of his catalogue.