Monday, June 9, 2008
Books in Arkansas!
Hooray! Not to disparage the Natural State, but this is the very first piece of book trade ephemera I've seen from Arkansas. Granted, I have not been specifically looking for ephemera from Arkansas, but nearly all states have a set within the American Book Trade Index. Even Mississippi! Not to dig on Mississippi... but it is Mississippi.
According to History of the Arkansas Press... by Frederick William, Jonathan Kellogg started his printing company in 1880 and closed in 1886. In that time he published the Arkansas School Journal which later became the Kellogg's Eclectic Monthly. Thanks Google Books! I didn't have that title on my shelf. It is also a very pretty billhead...