Henry Altemus Company

 

Series 180 - Vademecum Series (later numbering)

 
 
Series Name:
Publish Dates:
Topic:
Vademecum Series (later numbering)
1899 - 1926
Varied reprint editions
Series Number:
Volumes:
Formats:
180
188
>10

 

Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Abbe Constantin Halevy, Ludovic  
2 Adventures of a Brownie Mulock, Miss  
3 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Carroll, Lewis  
4 American Notes Kipling, Rudyard  
5 Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin  
6 Autocrat of the Breakfast Table Holmes, Oliver Wendell  
7 Son of the Carolinas Satterthwaite, C.E.  
8 Antony and Cleopatra Shakespeare, William  
9 Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare, William  
10 Allegories of the Heart Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
11 Bab Ballads and Savoy Songs Gilbert, W.S.  
12 Bacon's Essays Bacon, Francis  
13 Balzac's Shorter Stories Balzac, Honore de 1899-1916
13a In the Time of Terror Balzac, Honore de 1917-1926
14 Barrack-Room Ballads and Ditties Kipling, Rudyard  
15 Battle of Life Dickens, Charles  
16 Biglow Papers Lowell, James Russell  
17 Black Beauty Sewell, Anna  
18 Blithedale Romance Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
19 Bracebridge Hall Irving, Washington  
20 Bryant's Poems Bryant, William Cullen  
21 Beecher's Addresses Drummond, Henry  
22 Best Thoughts Drummond, Henry  
23 Brooks' Addresses Brooks, Phillips  
24 Black Rock Connor, Ralph  
26 Camille Dumas, Alexandre  
27 Carmen Merimee, Prosper  
28 Charlotte Temple Rowson, Susanna  
29 Chesterfield's Letters, Sentences and Maxims Chesterfield, Lord  
30 Child's Garden of Verses Stevenson, Robert Louis  
31 Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Byron, Lord  
32 Chimes Dickens, Charles  
33 Christie's Old Organ Walton, O.F.  
34 Christmas Carol Dickens, Charles  
35 Confessions of an Opium Eater De Quincey, Thomas  
36 Cranford Gaskell, Mrs. E.C.  
37 Cricket on the Hearth Dickens, Charles  
38 Crown of Wild Olive Ruskin, John  
39 Comedy of Errors Shakespeare, William  
40 Crucifixion of Philip Strong Sheldon, Charles M.  
42 Courtship of Miles Standish Longfellow, Henry  
43 Day Breaketh Shugert, Fannie  
44 Days With Sir Roger De Coverley Addison, Joseph  
45 Discourses, Epictetus Long, George  
46 Dog of Flanders Ouida  
47 Dream Life Mitchell, Ik (Donald G.)  
48 Daily Food for Christians Anonymous  
49 Drummond's Addresses Drummond, Henry  
51 Emerson's Essays, First Series Emerson, Ralph Waldo  
52 Emerson's Essays, Second Series Emerson, Ralph Waldo  
53 Endymion Keats, John  
54 Essays of Elia Lamb, Charles  
55 Ethics of the Dust Ruskin, John  
56 Evangeline Longfellow, Henry  
57 Elizabeth and Her German Garden Anonymous (Elizabeth von Arnim)  
58 Englishwoman's Love Letters Anonymous  
61 Fairy Land of Science Buckley, Arabella B.  
62 Fanchon Sand, George  
63 For Daily Bread Sienkiewicz, Henry  
67 Grammar of Palmistry St. Hill, Katharine  
68 Greek Heroes Kingsley, Charles  
69 Gulliver's Travels Swift, Jonathan  
70 Gold Dust Anonymous  
73 Hamlet Shakespeare, William  
74 Hania Sienkiewicz, Henry  
75 Haunted Man Dickens, Charles  
76 Heroes and Hero Worship Carlyle, Thomas  
77 Song of Hiawatha Longfellow, Henry  
78 Holmes' Poems Holmes, Oliver Wendell  
79 House of the Seven Gables Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
80 House of the Wolf Weyman, Stanley  
81 Hyperion Longfellow, Henry  
87 Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow Jerome, Jerome K.  
88 Idylls of the King Tennyson, Alfred Lord  
89 Impregnable Rock of Holy Scripture Gladstone, William E,  
90 In Black and White Kipling, Rudyard  
91 In Memoriam Tennyson, Alfred Lord  
92 Of the Imitation of Christ Kempis, Thomas A.  
93 In His Steps Sheldon, Charles M.  
95 Julius Caesar Shakespeare, William  
96 Jessica's First Prayer Stretton, Hesba  
97 J. Cole Gellibrand, Emma  
98 John Ploughman's Pictures Spurgeon, Rev. Charles  
99 John Ploughman's Talk Spurgeon, Rev. Charles  
100 King Richard III Shakespeare, William  
101 Kavanagh Longfellow, Henry  
102 Kidnapped Stevenson, Robert Louis  
103 Knickerbocker's History of New York Irving, Washington  
104 Keble's Christian Year Anonymous  
105 Kept for the Master's Use Havergal, Frances Ridley  
106 King Lear Shakespeare, William  
107 La Belle Nivernaise Daudet, Alphonse  
108 Laddie and Miss Toosey's Mission Anonymous  
109 Lady of the Lake Scott, Sir Walter  
110 Lalla Rookh Moore, Thomas  
111 Last Essays of Elia Lamb, Charles  
112 Lays of Ancient Rome Macaulay, Thomas B.  
113 Let Us Follow Him Sienkiewicz, Henry  
114 Light of Asia Arnold, Edwin  
115 Light That Failed Kipling, Rudyard  
116 Little Lame Prince Mulock, Miss  
117 Poems, Volume I (Longfellow) Longfellow, Henry  
118 Poems, Volume II (Longfellow) Longfellow, Henry  
119 Poems (Lowell) Lowell, James Russell  
120 Lucile Meredith, Owen  
121 Line Upon Line Anonymous  
122 Legends of the Province House Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
126 Magic Nuts Molesworth, Mrs.  
127 Manon Lescaut Prevost, Abbe  
128 Marmion Scott, Sir Walter  
129 Master of Ballantrae Stevenson, Robert Louis  
130 Milton's Poems Milton, John  
131 Mine Own People Kipling, Rudyard  
132 Minister of the World Mason, Caroline Atwater  
133 Mosses From an Old Manse Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
134 Mulvaney Stories Kipling, Rudyard  
135 Macbeth Shakespeare, William  
140 Natural Law in the Spiritual World Drummond, Henry  
141 Nature, Addresses and Lectures Emerson, Ralph Waldo  
145 Old Christmas Irving, Washington  
146 Outre-Mer Longfellow, Henry  
147 Othello, the Moor of Venice Shakespeare, William  
150 Paradise Lost Milton, John  
151 Paradise Regained Milton, John  
152 Paul and Virginia Sainte-Pierre, Bernardin de  
153 Peter Schlemihl Chamisso, Adelbert  
154 Phantom Rickshaw Kipling, Rudyard  
155 Pilgrim's Progress Bunyan, John  
156 Plain Tales From the Hills Kipling, Rudyard  
157 Pleasures of Life Lubbock, John  
158 Plutarch's Lives Anonymous  
159 Poems (Poe) Poe, Edgar Allan  
160 Prince of the House of David Ingraham, Rev. J. H.  
161 Princess and Maud Tennyson, Alfred Lord  
162 Prue and I Curtis, George W.  
163 Peep of Day Anonymous  
164 Precept Upon Precept Anonymous  
169 Queen of the Air Ruskin, John  
172 Rab and His Friends Brown, John  
173 Representative Men Emerson, Ralph Waldo  
174 Reveries of a Bachelor (For more information click here) Mitchell, Ik (Donald G.)  
175 Rip Van Winkle Irving, Washington  
176 Romance of a Poor Young Man Feuillet, Octave  
177 Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam FitzGerald, Edward  
178 Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare, William  
179 Robert Hardy's Seven Days Sheldon, Charles M.  
182 Samantha at Saratoga Holley, Marietta  
183 Sartor Resartus Carlyle, Thomas  
184 Scarlet Letter (For more information click here) Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
185 School for Scandal Sheridan, B. Richard  
186 Sentimental Journey Sterne, Laurence  
187 Sesame and Lilies Ruskin, John  
188 Shakespeare's Heroines Jameson, Mrs.  
189 She Stoops to Conquer Goldsmith, Oliver  
190 Silas Marner Eliot, George  
191 Sketch Book Irving, Washington  
192 Snow Image Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
193 Shadowless Man Chamisso, Adelbert  
199 Tales from Shakespeare Lamb, Charles and Mary  
200 Tanglewood Tales Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
201 Tartarin of Tarascon Daudet, Alphonse  
202 Tartarin on the Alps Daudet, Alphonse  
203 Ten Nights in a Bar Room Arthur, Timothy Shay  
204 Things Will take a Turn Harraden, Beatrice  
205 Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Aurelius, Marcus  
206 Through the Looking Glass Carroll, Lewis  
207 Tom Brown's School Days Hughes, Thomas  
208 Treasure Island Stevenson, Robert Louis  
209 Twice Told Tales Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
210 Two Years Before the Mast Dana Jr., Richard  
211 Merchant of Venice Shakespeare, William  
212 Merry Wives of Windsor Shakespeare, William  
217 Uncle Tom's Cabin Stowe, Harriet Beecher  
218 Undine Fouque, De La Motte  
222 Vic, the Autobiography of a Fox-Terrier Marsh, Marie More  
223 Vicar of Wakefield Goldsmith, Oliver  
224 Visits of Elizabeth Glyn, Elinor  
226 Walden Thoreau, Henry  
227 Water-Babies Kingsley, Charles  
228 Weird Tales Poe, Edgar Allan 1899-1916
228a The Gold Bug and Other Tales Poe, Edgar Allan 1917-1926
229 What is Art? Tolstoi, Leon  
230 Poems, Volume I (Whittier) Whittier, John Greenleaf  
231 Poems, Volume II (Whittier) Whittier, John Greenleaf  
232 Window in Thrums Barrie, J.M.  
233 Woman's Work in the Home Farrar, Frederic W.  
234 Wonder Book Hawthorne, Nathaniel  
235 Wee MacGreegor Bell, John 1903
241 Yellowplush Papers Thackeray, William Makepeace  
244 Zoe Anonymous  

 

Henry Altemus      Format: 1      Volumes: 1 - 244
Full cloth, ivory finish with embossed gold and inlaid colors on a floral arrangement. Boxed. 6.5 x 4.5. (1899 only)

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 2      Volumes: 1 - 12
Numerous different covers varying from brightly colored flowers to paste-on paintings to blindstamped. See below in the picture section. Boxed until 1916. Dust jackets from 1917-1926. 6.5 x 4.5

Series Notes:
1. Format 1 was published only in 1899 on the Henry Altemus imprint. Beginning with Format 2 in 1900 the imprint changed to Henry Altemus Company.
2. At its peak this series had 186 books from the attached list of 188. Random insertions and deletions of the books from the list occurred yearly. No two years included exactly the same titles.
3. Many years had multiple different covers. Sometimes there were the same covers with different colors. Certain years had different color covers with a possibility of several different paste-on flower pictures. Certain years had combinations of various colors and any one of numerous applique European paintings pasted onto the cover pattern. See: http://henryaltemus.com/vademecum.htm.

 

1899

1899

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1900

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1900

1900


The 1901 cover colors are shown here. The appliques on the covers are European paintings and there are a total of 43 possible pictures. Thus any one title was published a total of the number of colors that the cover has been seen in times 43. See: http://henryaltemus.com/vademecum.htm Paintings of Alphonse Mucha's Seasons (Summer, Winter, Fall, and Spring) have also been seen with this 1901 cover.

1901

1901

1901

1901

 

1901

1901


The 1901a cover colors are shown here. The appliques on the covers are European paintings and there are a total of 43 possible pictures. Thus any one title was published a total of the number of colors that the cover has been seen in times 43. See: http://henryaltemus.com/vademecum.htm

1901a

1901a

1901a

1901a

1901a


The 1902 cover colors are shown here. The appliques on the covers are European paintings and there are a total of 43 possible pictures. Thus any one title was published a total of the number of colors that the cover has been seen in times 43. See: http://henryaltemus.com/vademecum.htm

1902

1902

1902

1902

 

1902

1902

1902

1902


The 1903 cover colors are shown here. The appliques on the covers are European paintings and there are a total of 43 possible pictures. Thus any one title was published a total of the number of colors that the cover has been seen in times 43. See: http://henryaltemus.com/vademecum.htm

1903 Box

1903

1903

 

1903

1903

1903

1903

1903


1904

The books of this style format have one of four possible flower patterns pasted on the cover. Any flower can appear with any cover color. The four flowers are shown here.

One exception has been noted. The book below has a picture of trees and grassland similar to that seen in the European paintings on the 1901, 1903, and 1907 Vademecum Series appliqués. This cover variant is quite rare.

1904- European Painting Applique

Flowers

1904 Box

 

1904 Queen Anne's Lace

1904 Queen Anne's Lace

1904 Iris

1904 Iris

 

1904 Orchid

1904 Orchid

1904 Natursium

1904 Natursium

 

1904 Orchid

1904 Queen Anne's Lace

1904 Iris

 

1905-1906 Box

1905-06 Queen Anne's Lace

1905-06 Iris

 

1905-06 Natursium

1905-06 Natursium

1905-06 Orchid


The 1907 cover colors are shown here. The appliques on the covers are European paintings and there are a total of 43 possible pictures. Thus any one title was published a total of the number of colors that the cover has been seen in times 43. See: http://henryaltemus.com/vademecum.htm

1907 Box

1907

1907

 

1907

1907

1907


The 1907a cover colors are shown here. The appliques on the covers are European paintings and there are a total of 43 possible pictures. Thus any one title was published a total of the number of colors that the cover has been seen in times 43. See: http://henryaltemus.com/vademecum.htm

1907a Box

1907a

1907a

 

1907a

1907a

1907a

 

1908 Box

1908


These covers have a small applique. Usually the picture is of a tree, field or mountains. I have seen more than 50 different ones. They defy labeling because in fairness many times a tree is just a tree.

1909-1912 Box

1909-1912

 

1912-1913 Box

1912-1913

1912-1913

1912-1913

 

1912-1913

1912-1913

1912-1913

1912-1913

 

1912-1913

1912-1913

1915 Box

1915

 

1917 Dust Jacket

1917

1920s Dust Jacket

1920s

 

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