• Created Date
  • 1810
  • Description
  • The first copyright law in the United States was passed in 1790. The cost of registering for copyrights discouraged many publishers of children's books, especially those that published chapbooks. Most famously, "Peter Rabbit" was not copyrighted in the United States which is why it immediately appeared in different forms with different illustrations.
  • Format
  • image
    14 x 9 cm.
    Chapbook
    72 p.: illustrated
    Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009