WORKS BY JACOB ABBOTT

The other bibliographies

The following list was compiled from various sources, including copies I own and works listed in A Bibliography of Jacob Abbot, compiled by Carl J. Weber (Waterville, ME: Colby College Press, 1948). Works are listed in chronological order, by copyright date; to search for individual titles, use Control-F.

For convenience, I've listed a few libraries in which copies of these works appear; the library's copy may be in microform and is not necessarily a first edition. While Abbott's books were revised, later editions of his fiction are often the same as earlier editions.

Title, date of first publication, date of revised edition [stories in collection, where possible] [W = listed in Weber; LOC = at Library of Congress; AAS = at American Antiquarian Society; MNU = at University of Minnesota]


The Bible Class Book (with N.W. Fiske), 1828 [W]

The Little Philosopher, or The Infant School at Home, nos. 1-5 (as Erodore), 1829 [W; LOC; AAS]

Conversations on the Bible (as Erodore), 1829 [W; AAS]

Scripture Duties, 1830 [W]

The corner-stone; or, A familiar illustration of the principles of Christian truth, 1830, rev. 1872 [W; LOC; MNU]

Early Piety, 1830 [W]

A Lecture on Moral Education, 1831 [W; LOC; AAS]

Evidences of Christianity, 1832 [W]

A description of the Mount Vernon school in 1832, 1832 [W; LOC; MNU]

The Young Christian, 1832, rev 1851?, rev 1879? [W; LOC; AAS]

The Teacher: or Moral Influences Employed in the Instruction and Government of the Young, 1833 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers (with John Abercrombie), 1833 [W; LOC; MNU]

The Little Philosopher, for Schools and Families, 1833 [repr of The Little Philosopher, nos 1-5] [AAS]

The Mother's Friend, 1834? [W]

The Duties of Parents, in Regard to the Schools Where Their Children are Instructed, 1834 [W; LOC; AAS]

Fire-side piety; or, The duties and enjoyments of family religion, 1834 [W; LOC]

Right and wrong; or, Familiar illustrations of the moral duties of children, 1834 (as Marianne) [W; LOC]

Every Day Duty, 1834 [W; AAS]

Real Dialogues on the Evidence of Christianity, 1835 [W]

The Mount Vernon Reader for Middle Classes, 1835 [W]

The Family Story Book, vol. II, 1835 [W] Sabbath-Day Book for Boys and Girls, 1835 [W]

The Way of Salvation Explained to a Young Inquirer, 1835? [W]

The Little Scholar Learning to Talk, 1835 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU; also, Rollo Learning to Talk]

Rollo Learning to Read, 1835 [W; LOC; AAS; online]

The Way for a Child to Be Saved, 1835 [W; LOC; AAS]

New England, and Her Institutions, 1835 [W; LOC; AAS]

China and the English; or, The character and manners of the Chinese, 1835 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings (with John Abercrombie), 1836 [W]

The way to do good, 1836, rev 1874 [W; LOC; MNU]

Rollo at Work; or, The Way for a Boy to Learn to Be Industrious, 1837 [W; LOC; AAS]

Rollo at Play; or, Safe Amusements, 1837 [W 1838; LOC; AAS]

The Mount Vernon Reader for Junior Classes, 1838 [W]

Rollo at School, 1838 [W 1839; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Hoaryhead, and the Valleys Below; or Truth through fiction, 1838, rev 1855 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Rollo's Correspondence, 1839 [W 1840; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Rollo's Vacation, 1839 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Rollo's Travels, 1839 [W; LOC; AAS; online]

Rollo's Experiments, 1839 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Caleb in the Country, 1839 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Jonas's Stories, Related to Rollo and Lucy, 1839 [W; AAS; MNU]

McDonner; or Truth through Fiction, 1839 [W; AAS; MNU]

Rollo's Museum, 1839 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Caleb in Town, 1839 [W; AAS]

Jonas a Judge; or, Law Among the Boys, 1840 [W; AAS; MNU]

A Sermon, preached on the National Fast, May 14, 1841, occasioned by the death of William Henry Harrison, 1841 [W]

Cousin Lucy at Play, 1841 [W 1842; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Cousin Lucy at Study, 1841 [W 1842; AAS; MNU]

The Rollo Code of Morals; or, The Rules of Duty for Children, 1841 [W; LOC; AAS]

The Rollo Reader, 1841 [W]

Rollo's Philosophy, part 1: Water, 1841 [W; AAS; MNU]

Rollo's Philosophy, part 2: Air, 1841 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Jonas on a Farm in Winter, 1841 [W 1842; AAS; MNU]

Jonas on a Farm in Summer, 1841 [W 1842; AAS; MNU]

Cousin Lucy's Conversations, 1841 [W 1842; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Cousin Lucy's Stories, 1841; rev 1852 [W 1842; AAS; MNU; also, Stories Told to Rollo's Cousin Lucy, When She was a Little Girl]

New Testament (explanatory notes), 1842 [W]

Rollo's Philosophy, part 3: Fire, 1842 [W; AAS; MNU]

Rollo's Philosophy, part 4: Sky, 1842 [W]

Cousin Lucy Among the Mountains, 1842; rev 1852 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Cousin Lucy on the Sea-shore, 1842 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Marco Paul's Travels and Adventures in the Pursuit of Knowledge: On the Erie Canal, 1843 [W; AAS; MNU]

Marco Paul's Travels and Adventures in the Pursuit of Knowledge: City of New York, 1843 [W; AAS; MNU]

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge: State of Vermont, 1843 [W; AAS; MNU]

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge: Springfield Armory, 1843 [W; AAS; MNU]

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge: Forests of Maine, 1843 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Marco Paul's Adventures in Pursuit of Knowledge: City of Boston, 1843 [W; AAS; MNU]

Mount Vernon arithmetic: Abbotts' Addition Columns, 1846 [W; LOC; AAS]

The Mount Vernon arithmetic, 2: Vulgar and Decimal Fractions, 1847 [W; AAS]

A summer in Scotland, 1848 [W; LOC]

A History of France (with Mrs. John Penrose), 1848 [W]

History of Mary Queen of Scots, 1848 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of King Charles the First of England, 1848 [W; LOC; AAS]

History of Alexander the Great, 1848 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of William the Conqueror, 1849 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of Elizabeth, Queen of England, 1849 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of King Charles the Second of England, 1849 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of King Alfred of England, 1849 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of Julius Caesar, 1849 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of Hannibal the Carthaginian, 1849 [W; LOC; AAS]

History of Darius the Great, 1850 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of Cyrus the Great, 1850 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Beechnut: A Franconia story, 1850 [W; LOC; AAS]

Wallace: A Franconia story, 1850 [W; AAS]

Mary Erskine: A Franconia story, 1850 [W; LOC; AAS]

Mary Bell: A Franconia story, 1850 [W; AAS]

Malleville: A Franconia story, 1850 [W; AAS; MNU]

History of Xerxes the Great, 1850 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt, 1851 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Rodolphus: A Franconia story, 1852 [W; LOC; AAS; originally in Harper's Magazine, March, April, & May, 1852]

Ellen Linn: A Franconia story, 1852 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of Romulus, 1852 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of Pyrrhus, 1853 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of Nero, 1853 [W; LOC; AAS]

Rollo on the Atlantic, 1853 [W; AAS; MNU]

Stuyvesant: A Franconia story, 1853 [W; AAS; MNU]

Caroline: A Franconia story, 1853 [W; AAS]

Agnes: A Franconia story, 1853 [W; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Rambles among the Alps, 1854 [W 1856; LOC]

Rollo in Paris, 1854 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Rollo in Switzerland, 1854 [W; AAS; MNU]

Rollo in London, 1854 [W 1855; AAS; MNU]

Harper Story Books: Bruno; or, Lessons of Fidelity, Patience, and Self-denial Taught by a Dog, 1854 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Willie and the Mortgage: Showing How Much may Be Accomplished by a Boy, 1854 [W; LOC; AAS]

The little Learner: Learning to Think, 1855 [W; AAS]

The little Learner: Learning to Talk, 1855 [W; AAS]

The Rollo story books: The freshet, 1855 [Maria and the caravan; Small craft; The principles of order; Clearing up] [AAS]

The Rollo story books: Georgie, 1855 [The little landing; Georgie's money; Two good friends; A lecture on playthings; The young drivers; The story of Shallow, Selfish, and Wise; The toy-shop] [AAS]

Rollo in Scotland, 1855 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Harper Story Books: Virginia; or, A Little Light on a Very Dark Saying, 1855 [W; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Timboo and Fanny; or, The art of self-instruction, 1855 [W; LOC]

Harper Story Books: Timboo and Joliba; or, The Art of Being Useful, 1855 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: The Studio; or, Illustrations of the Theory and Practice of Drawing: for young artists at home, 1855 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: The Story of Ancient History: from the earliest periods to the fall of the Roman Empire, 1855 [W; LOC; AAS]

Rollo on the Rhine, 1855 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Prank; or, The Philosophy of Tricks and Mischief, 1855 [AAS]

Harper Story Books: The Little Louvre; or, The Boys' and Girls' Gallery of Pictures, 1855 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: The Harper Establishment; or, How the Story Books are Made, 1855 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU; online]

Harper Story Books: Emma; or, The Three Misfortunes of a Belle, 1855 [W; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Franklin, the Apprentice Boy, 1855 [W; LOC]

Harper Story Books: The Strait Gate; or, The rule of exclusion from heaven, 1855 [W; LOC]

Harper Story Books: Frank, 1855 [W]

Harper Story Books: The Story of English History, 1856 [W]

Harper Story Books: The Story of American History, 1856 [W]

Harper Story Books: The Museum, 1856 [W]

Harper Story Books: The Three Gold Dollars, 1856 [W]

Rollo in Holland, 1856 [W; AAS; MNU]

Rollo in Geneva, 1856 [W 1857; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Narrative of the General Course of History: from the earliest periods to the establishment of the American Constitution, 1856 [LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Dialogues for the Amusement and Instruction of Young Persons, 1856 [W; LOC]

Harper Story Books: John True; or, The Christian Experience of an Honest Boy, 1856 [W; AAS]

Harper Story Books: The Great Elm; or, Robin Green and Josiah Lane at School, 1856 [W; AAS]

Harper Story Books: The Gibraltar Gallery: Being an account of various things both curious and useful, 1856 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: The engineer; or, How to Travel in the Woods, 1856 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Elfred; or, The Blind Boy and his Pictures, 1856 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Aunt Margaret; or, How John True Kept his Resolutions, 1856 [W; AAS]

The little learner: Learning to Read, 1856 [W; AAS]

The little learner: Learning about Common Things, 1856 [W 1857; AAS]

Harper Story Books: The Alcove; containing some further account of Timboo, Mark, and Fanny, 1856 [W; LOC]

History of King Richard the First of England, 1857 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Vernon, 1857 [W]

Harper Story Books: Viola and Her Little Brother Arno, 1857 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Minigo; or, The fairy of Cairnstone abbey, 1857 [W; LOC]

Harper Story Books: Lapstone; or, The sailor turned shoemaker, 1857 [W; LOC]

The Rollo Story Books: Blueberrying, 1857 [AAS; orig in Rollo at Play]

The Rollo Story Books: Georgie, 1857 [AAS; orig in Rollo at Work]

The Rollo Story Books: The Halo Round the Moon; or, Lucy's Visit, 1857 [AAS; orig in Rollo at Play]

The Little Learner: Learning about Right and Wrong, 1857 [W; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Judge Justin; or, The Little Court of Morningdale, 1857 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Little Paul; or, How to be patient in sickness and pain, 1857 [W; LOC]

Harper Story Books: Orkney the peacemaker; or, The various ways of settling disputes, 1857 [W; LOC]

The Rollo Story Books: The Two Wheelbarrows, 1857 [AAS]

Harper Story Books: Jasper; or, The Spoiled Child Recovered, 1857 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Congo; or, Jasper's Experience in Command, 1857 [W; LOC; AAS]

Harper Story Books: Carl and Jocko; or, The Adventures of the Little Italian Boy and His Monkey, 1857 [W; LOC; AAS]

Madeline, a Story of the Early Spring-time, 1857 [W]

Rollo in Naples, 1858 [W; AAS; MNU]

Rollo in Rome, 1858 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

History of King Richard the Second of England, 1858 [W; LOC; AAS]

History of King Richard the Third of England, 1858 [W; LOC; AAS]

History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia, 1859 [W; LOC; AAS]

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Handie, 1859 [W; AAS] online

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Rainbow's Journey, 1859 [W; AAS] online

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: The Three Pines, 1859 [W 1860; AAS] online

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Selling Lucky, 1859 [W 1860; AAS] online

Stories of Rainbow and Lucky: Up the River, 1860 [W 1861] online

History of Genghis Khan, 1860 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

The Florence Stories: Florence and John, 1860 [W; AAS; MNU]

The Florence stories: Grimkie, 1860 [W; AAS; MNU]

The Florence stories: Excursion to the Orkney Islands, 1860 [W; AAS; MNU]

The Florence Stories: The English Channel, 1860? [W; AAS]

American History, 1: Aboriginal America, 1860 [W; AAS; MNU]

American History, 2: Discovery of America, 1860 [W; AAS; MNU]

American History, 3: The Southern Colonies, 1861 [W; AAS; MNU]

History of Margaret of Anjou, Queen of Henry VI of England, 1861 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU, on micro]

The Harlie Stories: The Sea-shore; or, How to Plan Pic-nics and Excursions, 1862 [W 1863; AAS]

The Harlie Stories: Harlie's Letter; or, How to Learn with Little Teaching, 1862 [W 1863; AAS; online]

American History, 4: Northern Colonies, 1862 [W; AAS]

The Florence Stories: Visit to the Isle of Wight, 1863 [W 1864; AAS; MNU]

The Harlie Stories: The New Shoes; or, Productive Work by Little Hands, 1863 [W; AAS]

The Harlie Stories: The French Flower; or, Be Kind and Obliging to Your Teacher, 1863 [W; AAS]

The Harlie Stories: Wild Peggie, 1863 [W]

The Harlie Stories: Friskie, the Pony; or, Do No Harm to Harmless Animals, 1863 [W; AAS]

American History, 5: Wars of the Colonies, 1863 [W; AAS]

The Florence Stories: Florence's Return, 1864 [W; AAS; MNU]

John Gay; or, Work for Boys: Work for Winter, 1864? [W; LOC; AAS]

John Gay; or, Work for Boys: Work for Spring, 1864 [W; LOC; AAS]

John Gay; or, Work for Boys: Work for Summer, 1864 [W; LOC; AAS]

John Gay; or, Work for Boys: Work for Autumn, 1864? [W; LOC; AAS]

American History, 6: Revolt of the Colonies, 1864 [W; AAS]

American History, 7: War of the Revolution, 1864 [W; AAS]

American History, 8: Washington, 1865 [W; AAS; MNU]

Mary Gay; or, Work for Girls: Work for Winter, 1865 [W; AAS]

Mary Gay; or, Work for Girls: Work for Spring, 1865 [W; AAS; MNU]

Mary Gay; or, Work for Girls: Work for Summer, 1865 [W; AAS]

Mary Gay; or, Work for Girls: Work for Autumn, 1865 [W; AAS]

The Juno Stories: Juno and Georgie, 1870 [W; LOC; AAS; selection online]

The Juno Stories: Juno on a Journey, 1870 [W; LOC]

The Juno Stories: Mary Osborne, 1870 [W; LOC]

The Juno Stories: Hubert, 1870 [W; LOC; AAS]

The August Stories: August and Elvie, 1871 [W]

The August Stories: Hunter and Tom, 1871 [W; MNU; serialized in Riverside Magazine for Young People, 1868]

The August Stories: Granville Valley, 1871 [W; LOC; MNU]

Gentle Measures in the Management and Training of the Young, 1871 [W; LOC; MNU]

Science for the Young, 1: Heat, 1871 [W; MNU]

Science for the Young, 2: Light, 1871 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

Science for the Young, 3: Water and Land, 1871 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]

The Schooner Mary Ann, 1872 [W; AAS; MNU]

Science for the Young, 4: Force, 1872 [W; LOC; AAS; MNU]


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