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Zigzag Series

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The Zigzag Series sold in the millions and made the author Hezekiah Butterworth a "literary millionaire".

As the story goes Dana Estes of Estes and Lauriat approached Butterworth with a book written by Rodolphe Topffer -Voyages en Zig-Zag.

This book originally published in 1843 and its companion book Nouveaux Voyages en Zigzag published posthumously in 1853 chronicled the adventures of Topffer and his students in Europe. They were told in a humorous way with Topffer's illustrations which have been described as "witty and childlike".

Estes asked Butterworth if he could produce something along the same lines. Shortly thereafter, Hezekiah put together the plan. Master Lewis would take a group of Boys on a trip during a school vacation. Seventeen adventures later, Master Lewis and the group had seen most of the world. These stories were not as much travelogue as they were history, fairy tales, and folklore tales. As opposed to Topffer's illustrations, most of the Estes and Lauriat Zigzag pictures were from previously published books and their own files.

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...<b> Zigzag Journeys in the Great Northwest; or, A Trip to the American Switzerland -- 1890,   </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
1 Butterworth, Hezekiah ... Zigzag Journeys in the Great Northwest; or, A Trip to the American Switzerland -- 1890,

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1890.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings.
 Some illustrations engraved by A.H. Markley and H.M. Snyder after W.H.J. Boot.
 
These 'Zig-Zag" stories are not as much travelogue as they are history, fairy tales, and folklore tales.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some hand-soiling. Pictorial boards bright. Minor bumps upper corners. Faint owner's stamp on first blank page, twice.

Ref: OCLC 991284726; HB.c; UMKC
 
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...<b>Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. The Adriatic to the Baltic. A Journey of the Zigzag Club from Vienna to the Golden horn, the Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
2 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. The Adriatic to the Baltic. A Journey of the Zigzag Club from Vienna to the Golden horn, the Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1882 [1881]
 First Edition
 Hardcover.
 8vo; 320 pages, [52] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm.
 Book 3 in the series. Format style: 1.
 Illustrated with Map and pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings.
 
A very collectible copy whose only flaw is a bookplate and previous owner’s name on half-title and first page.

The bookplate is William Grayson Stetson's (1840 – 1903) a well-known financier and trustee of Boston University. Also his name on first blank page with date and on top of chapter 1.

Publisher’s brown cloth covered boards with stamped titles and decorations in bright gilt and black. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Light minimal handling wear.

REF: OCLC: 49034149, HB.c; Smathers.
 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
3 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1891
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 8vo, 319 pages followed by 8 pages of publisher's Adverts. Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings.
 Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue; some illustrations engraved by Barbant and Hildibrand.
 
The Zigzag Series sold in the millions and made Butterworth a "literary millionaire".

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Pictorial boards in color, minor fading. Rubs to the corners with minor breaks in the cloth. minor hand-soil. Faint owner's stamp on first blank page.

Ref: OCLC 937678517; HB.c; UMKC ; Smathers UF026617133
 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
4 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1891.
 First Edition, Early Printing.
 Hardcover. Bindings format 1.
 8vo, 319 pages followed by 8 pages of publisher's Adverts.
 Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Decorated endpages. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue; some illustrations engraved by Barbant and Hildibrand.
 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Publishers' green cloth covered boards with stamped titles and decorations in black and gilt.
 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Classical Lands; or, Toby's Trip to Mount Parnassus  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
5 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Classical Lands; or, Toby's Trip to Mount Parnassus

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1881.
 First Edition, Second Printing.
 Hardciver,
 8vo, 318 pages, no publisher's adverts.
 With a bookplate of William Grayson Stetson (1840 – 1903) a well-known financier and trustee of Boston University. Name also on first blank page with date Christmas 1880.
 
Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue; Illustrations engraved by Sargent and others after Anastasi and Darley. Vacation rambles in southern Europe, the second in the series.

Publisher’s Red cloth with stamped decorations in black and gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Red publisher's cloth with stamped decorations in Black and gilt. Very bright and clean. Spine sun-aged with mild rubs on spine bands.

Ref: OCLC 54905466; HB.c; UMKC ; Smathers UF026617152; The Portsmouth Herald from Portsmouth, New Hampshire
 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
6 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1880 [1879]
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover. Binding style 3.
 8vo; viii, 311 p, [1] leaf of plates illus., ports. 22 cm.
 Book 1 in the series.
 Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and in-text drawings.
 
"This large and elegant child's book of sending a teacher and his boys off on an expedition of learning in foreign lands. In this case, the party go to Scotland, and through England to Belgium, Normandy and Paris; the particular topics of observation and study being in the fields of geography and history, with special attention to localities made famous in song and story.

Mr. Butterworth is very well fitted, by knowledge and taste, to write a book of this kind, and he has displayed an inventive talent and a degree of liveliness and pleasantry which make his pages very bright as well as truly instructive.

The publishers have supplemented his pen with great zeal and generosity with fine illustrations. Zig-Zag Journeys in Europe will deservedly be one of the half-dozen most popular holiday books this season." [LW]

Decorated boards and spine with scenes in color. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear rubs to corners. Endpages with decorated map. Previous owner’s name on first blank page in pencil with the date of 1879.

REF: OCLC: 645171670, HB.c; Smathers 914 B988z; The literary world. v.10 1879: 360. 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-teller.<br>  A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club Through Egypt and the Holy Land.  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
7 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in the Levant, with a Talmudist Story-teller.
A Spring Trip of the Zigzag Club Through Egypt and the Holy Land.


Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1886 [1885]
 First Edition.
 Hardcover.
Format: binding style 3.
 8vo; 304 p.: ill, [1] leaf of plates illus., ports. 22 cm.
 Book 7 in the series.
 Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and in-text drawings.
 
From the author’s preface: there are deeper purposes than to merely amuse and entertain….to interest young people in history and heroic records and especially in the present political history….The writer has endeavored to give a clear a view as possible of the present aspects of the Eastern question….

Decorated boards and spine with scenes in color. Bindings tight and square. Though the rear hinge in starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear rubs to corners. Endpages decorated. Previous owner’s bookplate on front paste-down.

REF: OCLC: 30611565, HB.c; Smathers UFL 23h5282.
 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in the Occident or Vacation Rambles in Western Lands  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
8 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in the Occident or Vacation Rambles in Western Lands

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1883.
 First Edition, 1883, c1882- Hardcover.
 8vo; 320 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm. no publisher's adverts. Binding Format Style 1. Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue.
 
A Summer Trip of the Zig Zag Club from Boston to the Golden Gate.

Publisher’s Brown cloth with stamped decorations in black and gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Very bright and clean. Spine lightly sun-aged with mild rubs on spine bands.

Some illustrations engraved by C. Laplante, Ettling, and others after P. Philippoteaux, and others; with maps on endpapers.

With a bookplate of William Grayson Stetson (1840 – 1903) a well-known financier and trustee of Boston University. Also his name on first blank page with date and on top of chapter 1.

Ref: OCLC 871715450; HB.c; UMKC ; Smathers 23h5283; literary world. v.13 1882 p463.
 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in the White City with Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
9 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in the White City with Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1894.
 First Edition, Early Printing.
 Hardcover: Binding style 2. 8vo; vii, (3), 12-320 pages illustrations 22 cm.
 Book 16 in the series. 
Highlighting the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago with photographs and drawings. Butterworth spoke in the Children’s literary section at the World’s Literacy Congress held at the Art Institute.

Ephraim Marlow and his son Manton travel to the 1883 Columbian Exposition and explore the fair as well as Chicago. Ephraim makes the trip to attend the Peace Conference held in conjunction with the fair and Manton, an amateur folklorist attends the folklore congress held at the Palace of Art. In addition to descriptions of the fairgrounds and the city, the book includes accounts of the meetings in which they participate.

Red and white publisher’s cloth with Administration Building in gilt. Bindings tight and square; front hinge solid but paper broken. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. A bit of toning to white of spine. Light hand-soling.

REF: OCLC: 497729, HB.c; Smathers 23h5287; Dybwad 6.
 
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