Alphabet Books

17466 Sleepy ABC Brown illus Slobodkina

Sleepy ABC.

A lovely book with wonderful deep colours. The text from each letter is repeated on a page at the end and makes a touching goodnight poem.

$165.00

 

22579 Child's First Alphabet Book

Child's First Alphabet Book

Two ABCs bound together with a memorable Rountree cover plate and many funny endpaper drawings by Lang Campbell, including Uncle Wiggily. Both alphabets have the look of thinner reproductions of prewar chromolithographs (which, if true, would have been Graham & Matlack.)

Bird and Animal ABC: Spreads of six or seven wonderful coloured illustrations of letters/animals in their habitats, followed by spreads with little drawings and information about animals in the same letter groups.

Nursery Rhyme Book ABC: More elaborate turn of the century style lithos, full illustrations with Frances Brundage style children, also with six or seven letters/rhymes followed by larger line drawings with green touches.

All in all a large book in nice condition. More images available.

 

$375.00

 

21851 ClaussPrimer

Clauss Primer, Mother Goose

An alphabet/Mother Goose advertising booklet, with two large red letters and their full pictures and rhymes on every page, the drawings rather stiff but nicely coloured. Each traditional rhyme works in a Clauss product: Old woman, old woman, shall we go a-shearing?/Speak a little louder, sir. I am hard of hearing./Old woman, old woman, the shears were made by Clauss (fancy script)/Thank you, kind sir, you may leave them at my house. 

$175.00

 

21898 In Town ABC Raphael Tuck Publishers, Field and Farm Series

In Town ABC.

Some glimpses of turn of the century dog breeds in this ABC: poodle, bulldogs, terriers, dachshunds, young Saint or Landseer puppy and some sweet kittens, too.

$0.00

 

In the Garden ABC Raphel Tuck, Father Tuck's "The Field and Farm"

In the Garden ABC.

All charming scenes of children and animals in nature in the summer... except the last, XYZ Father Christmas is near, Goodbye to the flowers, Winter is here.

$95.00

 

19624 ABC Petits Contes by LeMaitre, ill JOB

ABC Petits Contes.

Nearing the end of his life, LeMaitre, a beloved French writer for children, worked on a collection of child-tested stories that would form an alphabet, some original, some adapted from Anderson, Perrault, and others. World War One delayed the publication of this volume, so this beautiful book was published after the author's death. What a pleasure to see a book illustrated by JOB for little children!

$225.00

 

ABC Fun: The Alphabet Party. Advertizing booklet.

ABC Fun: The Alphabet Party.

The Alphabet Party: It was the Holiday Season and Ethel and Charles Bright were about to turn seven. Their mother proposed a toy party. Each little guest should meet her at the toy department of a big store, look over the toys, and make up a poem. The best poet would get the pick of toys. "After they got home, the children, with the help of their elders, made up their rhymes", and took the poems to read at the twins' birthday party. A very jolly red and green party book with great illustrations of 26 turn of the century toys: gramophones, wind-up lobsters, velocipedes, rubber elephants, racing cars.... Lively, bright illustrations and poems. Just the thing to encourage shopping and Christmas gift lists!

$150.00

 

An American ABC/Petersham.

An American ABC.

O is for Old Glory. Q is for Quakers. R is for Redskins. S is for South America and Simon Bolivar. A little essay on each.

$85.00

 

Little Pets Linen ABC.

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!

$40.00

 

Bilder-ABC No. 42.

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.

$35.00

 

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