Thursday, July 16, 2009

Henry Hoyt Publisher Trade Card



There is just something about the 19th century book and book publisher ephemera that fascinates me. I guess that is why I seem to feature it frequently in this blog.
Here is a trade card for the Henry Hoyt publishing house located in Boston. It was active between 1858 and 1876. Subsequently it was succeeded by Ira Bradley & Co. and then Bradley and Woodruff.

The 9 Cornhill address was just down the street from Brown, Taggard and Chase (of Rollo fame) and their successors.

Henry Hoyt published 29 series that are listed in my bibliography of 19th century juvenile series and I suspect that there are a number more. The series that I am know of are moralistic and religiously oriented.

Not much is known about this publisher of mainly religious works. But here is a very nice trade card which advertises its 7 volume Anna Shipton Series on the reverse.

7 comments:

  1. I recently came across this while researching a book my boyfriend bought me a Brattle Book Shop in Boston. We have been trying to figure out information on the book, but nothing much has come up. The book is "Sunshine and Shadows in Kattern's Life" and was published by Henry Hoyt. We have been trying to figure out anything about it, even the author, but nothing can be found. This article helped me out a bit at least just being able to pin point a span of years that it could have been published.
    So, long winded comment aside, thank you for the insight into Henry Hoyt!

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  2. I found a book published by Henry Hoyt called "The adopted child." I have since discovered that is was published in London under the title" Petite; the story of a child's life." My copy has an inscription dated 1879. I would love to know more about it. But in spite of a lot of research, I can't find out if it was published in the states first or in London first.

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  3. I found your site while researching a book I received a book from my grandmother years ago called "Three Christmas Days", a story for girls. On the inside cover there is a sticker that reads...A.B. Deming Books Stationery & Music, Middletown, N.Y. There is also a name...Gail Hubler with what looks to be Roman Numerals VI-. I'm not sure what this means but just found it interesting and so wanted to share with you. Take care.

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    SHIPS IN THE MIST and other stories by LUCY LARCOM 1860. COVER OF BOOK IS HILLSIDE LIBRARY - LIBRARY OF CHARTER CENTER SABBATH SCHOOL

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  6. Thanks for the information shared about Hoyt's books!

    I found a book published by Hoyt titled "Janet's New Home" with "Boston: Published by Henry Hoyt, No. 9 Cornhill." on the bottom of the same title page. No more information was printed, like a date.

    The book, "Janet's New Home" starts with a little orphan girl (Janet) disliking Sunday church services, and it ends with a biblical passage encouraging young Janet to love "Christ", even if she cannot see him with her own eyes... basically encouraging her to enjoy going to church. It goes along with moralistic and religiously oriented.

    (sorry I do not know how to Italicize the book title)

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  7. Anyone have information about year that Henry Hoyt published a book called: The Faithful Son; or, Three Christmas Eves by The author of Aunt Leigh's Mission

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