Little Pets Linen ABC.

A first primer, with three examples of each initial letter sound in the small pictures "Quaker, Quail, Quiver" and CVC words and sentences to practice on, ending with a simple story. The front cover gives an interesting message about the value of learning to read!



Bilder-ABC No. 42.

A little Sunday School Prize book, probably from a German American community, with a medal pasted on a blank page, "Little Cross Crown System, For Increasing Sunday School Attendance Official Seal" along with the purple ribbon, laid in, which must have come with it. The coloured lithos of shaded fruits, vegetables, and common household items are really quite beautiful.



Little Learner's A.B.C.

Very deep chromolithos with heavy glazing intact and fine drawings, made possible by a finer quality of linen than was used later, although the book is not trimmed on the straight of the goods. The precise drawings give good examples of children's clothing of the time, a change from the woodcuts of the publisher's 1884 ABC. Q shows a portrait of an older Queen Victoria with the baby on her lap. Uncommon, in Worldcat.



Little ABC Book.

Sweet pictures of the little girl on the front, with what appear to be older stock woodcuts to illustrate the letters.



Little Playmates ABC

The children in the black and white pictures with plain graphics ride bicycles and wear short, plain dresses; the coloured pictures look more like romantic Victorian productions, perhaps from Valentine stock, with lutes and sheep with ribbons and bells. A lovely full colour portrait on the cover of a boy in knickers peering through a knothole attended by his patient dog. is on the front cover, a funny child dressed as a man reading a newspaper is on the back. All in all a nice collection of stock illustrations.



A Garland of Games.

Little figures in landscapes from 18th c Williamsburg, with short rhymes, somewhat in the style of old alphabet books. "The Girls have Geese, whose quills make pens/And for eggs they keep fat hens." Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Alphabet of Many Things.

An alphabet to interest a small child, with many examples of each letter, all in colour.



ABC Dinosaurs.

Open the eggs and "prehistoric creatures come to life" in this alphabet book. Exciting colours and lots to do on each page. No text, just names.



ABC Word Book.

Many little pictures for each letter. Stereotypical people, friendly animals.



ABC du Pere Castor.

A later, and harsher, printing of Rojankovsky's elegant animal lithos from the 30's. Directions for the mother to play with the alphabet pieces are included in the back, in French. PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.



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