- Bibliography of Story Book series; relation to Abbott’s oeuvre
- Different formats, their place in the market
- Role played by Harper’s
- Scholarship on Abbott and relation to American Lit
- Academic: Crain
- Antiquarian: Altemus website http://www.jacobabbott.com/Harper-SB/index.html
- Context for diagrams and engravings in the book
- Bender for cross-sections?
- Figure out who engravers were
- Discuss the typefaces that appear? Title page very distinctive
- Theory of apparatus
- Franklin anecdote
- Relation of mechanical objects to illustration, to practical education
- Historical moment
- Why is 1855 an endpoint for my project?