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Er.tes Le.ebuch fur Kinder. (First Reading Book for Children).   American Tract Society New York
Er.tes Le.ebuch fur Kinder. (First Reading Book for Children). American Tract Society New York
Price: $18.00

160 pp. Blind stamped, gilt brown cloth hard cover, illustrated, entirely in German. Begins with the alphabet, an illustration, the upper and lower case letter than a biblical verse, other items include the small and large alphabets, the vowels, simple syllables, and short stories. 6 1/4" x 4" written in German, spine torn, binding loose, wear on cover,  foxing
Nursery Primer
Nursery Primer
Price: $28.00

24 pp primer with color illustrations of children at work and play on covers. Woodcut on inside cover depicts older child playing teacher in a classroom setting. Title page depicts a ring of children around the world.  Includes 18 different lessons. Printed on pulp or short fiber paper.
Mozart The Alphabet. ..c1890
Mozart The Alphabet. ..c1890
Price: $35.00

A single fold page of sheet music entitled "The Alphabet". The song is exactly as the title implies, it is simple the letters of the  alphabet set to music. There are three parts, 1st Soprano, 2nd Soprano and Alto. Measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/2".. Partially separated, minor toning due to age. The bottom edge of the sheet has minor tears and is missing a small section.
ABC of Objects . McLoughlin Bros.New York.c. 1870s
ABC of Objects . McLoughlin Bros.New York.c. 1870s
Price: $35.00

This alphabet book does not settle with giving only one example for a letter, but several. 12 pages, including cover. Pictorial wrapper, with  publisher's advertisement on back cover. The leaves are printed on only one side, printed pages face each other. Each page has the same layout, there is one large rectangle, with two decorated, sequential letters and two corresponding words. The words gets a short line and the letter is illustrated in color to reflect it, the two lines rhyme. Two smaller squares are next to the rectangle, one per letter, in plain text. The smaller squares have three more words, each with a small color illustration to represent the object. "C, the Cock that crows at dawn, C, Clown. Cage. Clock. D, the Deer, upon the lawn. D, Dog. Duck. Dish." "O, the Owl that mopes all day; O, Orb. Oakapple. Oilcan P, the Parrot, pert and gay. P, Pin. Pig. Pink" Measures 7 1/2" x 7". .
Major's Alphabet. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870
Major's Alphabet. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1870
Price: $38.00

This ABC book is rather unique, in that instead of finding items that start with the corresponding letter, they use names. For each letter of the alphabet they name a person and the action they are performing. For example: A is Ann, with milk from the cow... G is Georgiana, shooting an arrow... Q is Quintus, armed with a lance." Each colorful illustration depicts this action, and there is generally three letters on a page. The front cover shows two young girls reading from a book. The back cover has a printed advertisement for wooden block toys. 12 pp (including yellow wrappers). Measures 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" . Minor tear to front cover and missing lower right corner. The back cover is missing three small pieces along the edge. Covers semidetached. Sewing repair to binding.
 Clark's ABC Almanac or Anti-Bilious Compound. R.C & C. S. Clark, Operative Chemists..1877
Clark's ABC Almanac or Anti-Bilious Compound. R.C & C. S. Clark, Operative Chemists..1877
Price: $38.00

32 (unnumbered) pp including standard almanac information  and information on numerous diseases and maladies with presumed cures by using the anit-bilious compound.  Some of the conditions addressed include Digestion, Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetite, Chronic Diarrhoea, The Liver, etc.  Additional testimonials on the back inside cover. Measures.
Home ABC
Home ABC
Price: $40.00

16mo. Unpaginated. Linen Each page with three (3) letters and illustration relevant to letter. H is for Hoop Henry, N is for Negro, X is for Axe. Cover wear. Interior in excellent condition.
Picture Primer
Picture Primer
Price: $40.00

8vo. 8 pp with wraps with red printing  First page is upper case alphabet followed by lower case. page. Five (5) lesson pages, concluding with a child praying as he has lost his parents. All pages hand colored. Scarce item.
Little ABC Book. ..c1880
Little ABC Book. ..c1880
Price: $45.00

A wonderful example of a nineteenth century linen ABC book featuring a wonderful cover design with block printed with letters colored in red. The covers depict varies designs meant to appear as though they stamped designs. Addtionally the front cover depicts a young blond hair girl reading, and the back cover shows the same girl playing with a doll. The interior pages are printed in a 2 x 3 grid, with letter printed in one square and the corresponding image in the one next to it. The book covers everything from Anvil to Zebra. Has the appearance of a McLoughlin Brothers books, but no publisher is listed. 12 pp (including wrappers) 5 3/4" x 4 1/2". Covers are soiled due to age. Edges are fraying. Binding is held with a pin. Bottom corners are curled and folded.
ABC Rhymes
ABC Rhymes
Price: $50.00

8vo. 14 pp. on linen. Alphabet text page with corresponding illustrations for four (4) alphabet letters on another page. K is for Kakadu, kangaroo, kiosk and kabyl--all of which are depicted in the illustatration
The Brimful Book, Mother Goose Animals A.B.C. illustrated by Eulalie, C. M. Burd and G & D Haumann. Platt adn Munk Co Inc.New York.1939
The Brimful Book, Mother Goose Animals A.B.C. illustrated by Eulalie, C. M. Burd and G & D Haumann. Platt adn Munk Co Inc.New York.1939
Price: $50.00

A charming children's book full of Mother Goose Rhymes and colorful illustrations. In addtion to the classic rhymes the book also features several short stories, such as "Good Doggies" and "The Quack Quack Family". There is also an ABC section to the book as well. Red cloth backed covers, with a pictorial cover attached.  Pictorial end papers depicting characters from the rhymes.   Unpaginated. This book was copyrighted in 1927, 1928, 1929, and 1939. It is the 23rd edition. Edited by Watty Piper. Measures 12 1/4" x 10". Edge wear to cloth covers, the boards beneath the cloth are exposed in the corners. The pictorial cover is worn on the edges, and has some small sections of missing surface litho. Back cover has some stains. Inside endpaper is torn in two places. Tape repair to binding. There is an inscription down by a previous owner. Minor stains and toning on interior pages, does not affect readability.
 Alphabets for Embroidering on Canvas, No. 36. ..1860s
Alphabets for Embroidering on Canvas, No. 36. ..1860s
Price: $50.00

Concertina style booklet with 7 pages. Five (5) pages of upper case elaborate letters plus 2 pages of decorative element. No printer or publisher indicated. Measures 4 1/2" x 3".  Light foxing within; cover wear and repair. .
Needlework Copy Book Toilette Present for Ladies No. V. ..1860s
Needlework Copy Book Toilette Present for Ladies No. V. ..1860s
Price: $50.00

16 pp. Decorative wraps. Sets of alphabets and numbers in various fonts, both upper and lower case. No printer or publisher indicated. Measures 4 1/2" x 3".  Cover wear..
ABC Book
ABC Book
Price: $55.00

No. 923. Large format ABC picture book with cover illustrations of bookseller with children curiously looking through his wares.  Picture book with illustrations K for Kangaroo, S for Seasaw, Z for Zebra. Measures 10" x 14"
Little Boys and Girls ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1884
Little Boys and Girls ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1884
Price: $55.00

12 pp (including covers). Each page has three to four letters on it. Each illustration is accompanied by a corresponding letter. On the bottom of each page is the description, such as "N Nosegay. O Owl. P Parrot." On the front and back interior covers there is a more detailed alphabet poem that matches the illustrations. "N is a Nosegay Besprinkled with dew, Picked in the morning, And given to you. Measures 9" x 6". Covers fully detached. Previous owner inscription on the first page. Interior pages show moderate foxing and toning, with some small stains that do not impact either the text or the illustrations.
 The Schoolmaster, a Favorite Glee for Three Voices, As sung at the Salem Glee Club. C Bradlee.Boston.1834
The Schoolmaster, a Favorite Glee for Three Voices, As sung at the Salem Glee Club. C Bradlee.Boston.1834
Price: $55.00

4 pages, This song helps children to remember their ABCs. There are five versus to the song, teaching the alphabet and how to pronoun the different common sounds of some letters, such as "B A Ba".  Measures 13 1/2" x 9 3/4". Toned and soiled due to age. Tape repair on binding and edges along tears. Inscribed with page numbers 229- 231.
 The Picture Alphabet. With Ornamented Letters and Colored Engravings. S.A. Howland Henry J. Howland, Printer.Worcester MA.c. 1842-53
The Picture Alphabet. With Ornamented Letters and Colored Engravings. S.A. Howland Henry J. Howland, Printer.Worcester MA.c. 1842-53
Price: $55.00

This unique alphabet book adds a splash of color to their pictures. 8 pages. Pages 1 - 6 have three letters per page. Each letter is represented three times, one is decorated, and the other two are plain. There is one word assigned for each letter, and an wood engraved illustration to accompany it. Except for the letter "K" which has two words. "J" and "Z" do not have their own words,and are paired with "I" and "Y" respectively. The decorated letter and illustrations are hand colored in red, yellow, or blue. The remaining pages repeat the alphabet, eight per page, multiple words per letter. with "J" and  "X" being paired with "I" and "Y". "U, Unicorn" (a rhino is used for the illustrative element) "U, stands for Uncle, for Union, and for Urn" Measures 7 1/2" x 4".  OCLC - 4 (October 2018).
My Little Darling's Pictorial ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1899
My Little Darling's Pictorial ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.1899
Price: $60.00

A charming and unique ABC book with full-color chromolithographs. There is an illustration for each letter, with generally two per page. Each image has a printed upper and lower case letter and imagery depicting the verse printed beneath. Some examples of the verses are: C begins Cat, and Carpet, and Cup. E is or Elephant, monstrous and high. R stands for Rabbits, for Fanny, for John. Front cover depicts two young children, a boy and a girl, reading from a large ABC book. The back cover has printed advertisements for other series by the publisher. Some of the pages have offset printing errors. 16 pp (including wrappers). Measures 10 1/2" x 7". . Covers are soiled with some stains. Tear on the front cover and minor penciling near the top. Back cover is missing piece of left bottom corner. Made-do homespun fabric back strip repair, rest of the binding is loose. Interior pages are soiled/toned due to age.
The ABC in Verse for Young Learners. Kiggins & Kellogg.123 & 125 William St. New York.1856-7
The ABC in Verse for Young Learners. Kiggins & Kellogg.123 & 125 William St. New York.1856-7
Price: $65.00

This alphabet is as charming as it is tiny. 16 pages, paper wrappers. The first two pages has the alphabet listed in capital and small letters. The remaining pages have two letters each, with one woodcut illustration representing one of the letters. Each letter gets two lines, and the two letters on the same page are rhymed. "A was Aunt Agatha, A benevolent nun; B was a Butler, Who was fond of his fun" "W was young Walter, Who met with a fall; X was Xtravagant, And so he spent all" Publisher's address given on front wrapper as 123 and 125 William St, they were at that location from 1856-7. Measures 3 1/2" x 2".
The Ladder to Learning,
The Ladder to Learning,
Price: $85.00

8 pages. Paper wraps. Hand colored woodcut ABC book. X stands for Xerxes, the great Persian King. Z stands for Zany, a foolish Young Fellow. Sewing repair on spine. Crayoning on reverse of pages. Charming.  Well used.
 Manual Alphabet, used by the Deaf and Dumb; with notices of Laura Bridgman and Julia Brace, who are deaf, dumb and blind. . Kiggins & Kellog.New York.c1850
Manual Alphabet, used by the Deaf and Dumb; with notices of Laura Bridgman and Julia Brace, who are deaf, dumb and blind. . Kiggins & Kellog.New York.c1850
Price: $85.00

20 pp (paginated, including yellow wrappers) This book was meant to teach children the alphabet in sign language, so that they might communicate with their "unfortunate companions". There are a total of 29 woodcut illustrations figures depicting the alphabet in sign-language (this includes examples on the cover page). Additionally the chap book gives a the brief narration of the two most famous American deaf mutes of the 19th century, Laura Bridgman and Julia Brace. On the front cover it states, "Third series.--No 10". The date of this chap book is inferred by the address of the publishers, as Kiggins & Kellogg was located at 88 John St., New York, between 1849 and 1856. Measures 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" . Previous owner inscription on the interior front cover. Minor soiling and toning due to age.
Home ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1880
Home ABC. McLoughlin Brothers.New York.c1880
Price: $85.00

14 pp (including wrappers, linen book) The cover depicts a boy and girl, playing a drum and a toy horn respectively. The first two pages of the book have each page divided up into 12 squares, with one letter and small illustration in each square. The words used for each letter are basic, such as 'D Ducks' and 'T Tub'. The letters 'I' and 'J' are combined into one square, with the descriptor as "In Jail". There is no letter Z. Besides the alphabet, there are eighteen short lessons, often listing a few new words and a short poem to go along with the. There are six half-page color illustrations that go along with the lessons and illustrate the short poems. Measures 10 1/2" x 7" . Covers show surface wear, particular some cracks in the illustrations. Pages are soiled and toned due to age, particularly on the top edge. There is a faded inscription made by a previous owner on the front cover.
 Uncle Sam's ABC Book, Printed in Linen, 1897. W.B. Conkey Company.Chicago ; New York.1897
Uncle Sam's ABC Book, Printed in Linen, 1897. W.B. Conkey Company.Chicago ; New York.1897
Price: $95.00

12 pp unpaginated book printed on linen. Two color illustrations(red and blue) on wrappers; alphabet and words printed in color, accompanied by black and white illustrations. A delightfully charming ABC book which pairs each letter with three words, as well as using creative illustration to include each object in the drawing. For example A is for Acorn, Axe, and Angler; B is for Bicycle, Boy, and Balloon, etc. Measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/2". OCLC 1 - (3/2017). Book has wear and fraying. Pages are soiled and toned. The color accented ink (mostly red) has started to bleed through the pages. The blue ink has faded oddly in some areas.
Perrault Cinderella and the Little Glass Slipper. R.H. Pease.Albany.1847-1853?
Perrault Cinderella and the Little Glass Slipper. R.H. Pease.Albany.1847-1853?
Price: $95.00

8 pag. Grandpapa Pease  Series.Half page hand colored engravings. Elaborate  illustration inside cover. The story of Cinderella.   Back cover promotes Pease's Great Variety Store, games, historical amusements and more.  Decorative device  border. Measures 10 3/4" x 7".  . Heavy wear; sewing repair spine, intact tears, pencilling.
E. Mack A.B.C. No. 2 Bella Waltz  Sheet Music. Lee & Walker.Philadelphia.1865
E. Mack A.B.C. No. 2 Bella Waltz Sheet Music. Lee & Walker.Philadelphia.1865
Price: $100.00

5 pp including covers. Cover illustration depicts engraving of by Lauderbach, of a young child learning from and ABC book.  It is the No. 2 song from Recreations for Young Pianists. Twenty-six Progressive Pieces.  The individual selections adorn the border of the illustration.  Caption at base reads Respectfully dedicated to Miss Bella Lee by E. Mack.  Measures 13" x 10 1/4".  Light toning/foxing on margins. .
The Religious Tract Society  Alphabet House. Religious Tract Society, Kronheim and Co..London.c1870
The Religious Tract Society Alphabet House. Religious Tract Society, Kronheim and Co..London.c1870
Price: $110.00

New Series Toy Book. 12 leaves, plus covers. This alphabet book incorporates the letters into their own little story, as an opening poems explains that the 26 letters went on holiday together and to find out what they saw. 12 pages, with yellow card wrappers, print on one side of page only. There are six full pages of brilliant color illustration, which depict the scenes of the letters. There are four little scenes per illustrated page, with the letter they represent in the upper corner. It is paired with a full page of text, four letters a page, with a few rhyming lines each. The letters "Q" and "R", "V" and "W", as well as "X" "Y" and "Z" respectively share scene. Around the text, acting as a boarder, are varying Bible quotations as well.   "F fed the Fowls: how eager they came/Clucking for food: it would fill me with shame/ If children, forgetting themselves did the same" "X, Y, and Z, were sorry that they/ Had found little to see, to hear, or to say;/ But hoped to do better the next holiday" Measures 10 1/2" x 9" .  OCLC - none (October 2018).
Fairy ABC. Sheldon & Company.New York.c1863
Fairy ABC. Sheldon & Company.New York.c1863
Price: $110.00

14pp.  Yellow card cover has a lithographic illustration of three children, one of which is balancing the letters 'A' 'B' and 'C' on her fingers and nose, and surrounding them is an ornate decorative border - all are printed in green, black or red ink. Make-do binding - dark blue fabric, and stitched with black thread.Back cover has a similar ornate border, printed in red and black; at its center is a circle with an ad for other books published by Sheldon & Company printed inside. Hand colored illustratoins. Profusely illustrated: each page has half-page illustrations of fanciful alphabet letters , with 4 rhyming lines telling a story related to that letter - drawn alongside the letter is a character or image related to the story. Every illustrated page is blank on the reverse. Many notable children's characters are mentioned, including: Aladdin, Cinderella, Beauty and her Beast,  Humpty Dumpty, Robin Hood, the Ugly Duckling, Puss in Boots, and Sinbad the Sailor. Meausures 7 1/4" x 7 1/4". OCLC - 2 (October 2018).
 Child's Picture Primer. Davis, Porters, Co.Philadelphia.c1865
Child's Picture Primer. Davis, Porters, Co.Philadelphia.c1865
Price: $150.00

16 pp (including covers) This is a primer meant for young children. It starts with the alphabet, printed in upper and lower case, and continues on to numbers and vowels, and eventually from sight words to small sentences, to short descriptions. There are thirteen hand colored engravings (including the cover illustration which is repeated later in the book). There is a rather unusual page towards the beginning of the primer. After the pages of the printed alphabet, but before the page showing numbers and vowels, there is a page of what appears to be random letters. At first glance, one would assume the letters are the consonants, (especially considering that the vowels are on the next page) however, there are several vowels among the letters. Additionally the letters appear to be in a random order. The image depicted on the page is of four Scottish men in kilts, brandishing swords.  OCLC- none (4/20/18).  Measures 10 1/4" x 6 1/2.. Cover and edge wear, particular at the corners. Fabric repair to binding, Toned and soiled due to age. Minor tears on paper's edges. Faint water stain at center of book throughout all pages (see pictures).
 Over in the Meadow, A Handmade Counting Book - Animal Mothers and Babies. ..1940s
Over in the Meadow, A Handmade Counting Book - Animal Mothers and Babies. ..1940s
Price: $325.00

A handmade counting book depicting a variety of animals. Each page features a new animal, a mother and her babies. The first page is a turtle and her one baby turtle. The second page is a mother fish and her two babies, the third an owl and her three babies, and so on and so forth until the reader reaches the count of ten. The images are drawn in charcoal. The book is bound by two metal rings. There is no biographical information on the author/maker of the book. Measures 15" x 11 1/2". To view this book, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/kpsYhaR8mRmnImVU2. Minor edge wear due to rubbing.
Tinted Bone ABCs in Slide Top Wooden Box stamped ABC. ..c1860s
Tinted Bone ABCs in Slide Top Wooden Box stamped ABC. ..c1860s
Price: $325.00

A complete set of 26 bone alphabet letters; some of the letters are tinted in red or green. Nice patina on 2 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" box..
2 Handmade Photo and Verse Travelog & Primer- Manuscript pen and ink with illustrations. .Cushing ME.1905-1906
2 Handmade Photo and Verse Travelog & Primer- Manuscript pen and ink with illustrations. .Cushing ME.1905-1906
Price: $600.00

The two albums appear to be the memories of a group of close friends, both male and female, vacationing in Maine in 1905 and 1906. Manuscript written in rhyming verse with applied photos and occasional drawings. Creative and whimsical. Album One -  38 leaves with content on both sides of page.  All of the photos are blue toned and printed on lightweight paper.  The cover has an an angled circular cut out of men on a sailboat captioned "Cushing Me. 1905".  The drawing on the first page depicts a pastor marrying ten couples simultaneously.  It is captioned "According to the cards my friends The gang will all be wed; And settled very happily 'Within a two' t'is said."  Relevant photos and verses as the author weaves her way through the events of the trip including tales of two wretched boys who started the berry patch on fire, speculations on courtship and matrimony among the gang, a Candy Pull and The Story of the Longest Day. "The girls may have no follwers While staying at the shore, The boys have "pick up's" right along They all have girls galore. One day the boys were  hunting, For to catch the stealthy clam; We girls sat round in bunches, All waiting for The Man." Album Two - 26 leaves. Gray tone photos and drawings predominantly verso. Verses facing. Titled 'The Gang Primer (7/24-7/31) 1906. An ABC style narrative telling their tales. "J - Jack and Jill, a comedy played In one act, by Edith, our musical maid; She'd been to the spring for water, you see, And returning, tripped on the root of a tree.  The water came first, then pail, then Jill, The only thing lacking was Jack in the spill". "R stands for Rifle -- The gang used them well, It takes Jessie, so steady To make the shots tell". Both with ribbon ties The larger (1906) measures 6" x 9". .