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Learn to Read, Early Learning, Chromolithography, Children's Illustration
Paris, France: Phosphatine Falières, c1900. Chromolithographed alphabet book advertising Phosphatine Falières, a patent medicine that purports to aid digestion. Features a playful illustration on the upper wrapper of a school teacher instructing her class in front of a blackboard, with the class dunce scowling in the corner. Features illustrated initial.....
Spelling Bees, Community Events
Maytown, Ohio: Marietta Times, 1887. B at the B! The local spelling bee, that is, in Maytown, Ohio, on February 22, 1887: "There will B prizes! There will B music!". Measures 10.25" by 6.75", verso blank. Ink stamp to recto.
Nursery book, nursery rhyme, mother Hubbard, Mother goose,
New York: Platt adn Munk Co Inc, 1939. 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.....
Cleveland, Ohio: The Goldsmith Company, 1928. A very charming acrobatic ABC alphabet, with each letter featuring clowns forming the letters out of paired contorted poses. For the letter "C": "Entwined like this we bend and curve Our bodies in the air, And thus we make as fine a C As.....
New York: American Tract Society. 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.....
Educational, Morals, Alphabet
Concord: Atwood & Brown, 1837/1839. 16 pp. wrapper. with 14 illustrations. The cover is yellow, and the title page states this is the Seventh Series -- No. 5. The cover states this was published in 1839 in Concord by Boyd & White, while the title page says 1837 in Concord.....
Illustrated Children's Books, Primers
New York, New York: Huestis & Cozans, Between 1842 and 1849. A charming pint-sized illustrated primer produced by Huestis & Cozans, a publisher that operated from 1842 to 1849 (cf. 19th cent. American Children's Book Trade Directory). Includes illustrations of animals, children, and various everyday objects, alongside rhymes and brief.....
Early Learning, Illustrated Children's Books
London, England: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., c.1900. Two (2) illustrated ABC books by Raphael Tuck & Sons, both part of "Father Tuck's First Lesson Series" and illustrated by Mabel Lucie Attwell. They include: "Her ABC". Mabel Lucie Attwell (illust.). London: Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., c.1900. Oblong 8vo (8.5".....
New York: McLoughlin Bros. 1890. 12 pp. Illustrated wraps with an illustration on the cover of a circus clown dancing with a bear. 6 pp. black and white text pages with alphabet listings of animals with illustrations and relevant rhyming verses. Also includes 6 pp. of full color collages of.....
Multiplication, Paper Slide, Early Learning
Chicago: The Simplicity Co., 1908. A 3 1/4" x 6" card folder with an image of a schoolmaster pointing at 13x13=? on the black board with 3 perplexed and 1 "bright" child ready with the answer. He holds the Lightning Multiplier in his hand. The right end of the card.....
Sign language letters, Sign Letters word, The Lord's Prayer
Hartford, CT: The Connecticut Magazine Co., 1899. 32 pp. (unpaginated) lightly coated stock illustrated wraps. The two page preface discusses Dr. Gallaudet and the development of sign language and includes the Manual Alphabet. This is followed by a 6pp. introduction describing the required movements for each word of the Lord's.....
nursery primer, children in adult situations
Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co., 1916. 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.....
Signed by the Illustrator
Chicago: Merrill Company Publishers, 1958. Large format linen-like picture book alphabet with imagery and text relevant to the alphabet letter. Unnumbered pages. Measures 13" x 9 1/2". Vibrant color. Autographed by the illustrator. Vivian Robbins.
abc, alphabet, primer,
Philadelphia: Davis, Porter & Co., c1867. 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.
penmanship, alphabet, music, religion, folk songs, sermons, ABC, copy book, South Carolina
Philadelphia, PA: B. H. Rand, 1855. A copy book, apart of B. H. Rand's series, "Introduction to Penmanship". This copy book is full of practice penmanship, both in regards to letters of the alphabet and signatures. These exercises are often on the margins of the pages, or over top of.....
Mathematics, Tables and Formulas, Arithmetic, School books
Boston: Gould, Kendall & Lincoln, 1838. Second edition of a book of multiplication tables by Charles W. Greene, educator and director of Greene's Academy in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Greene conceived of the project after discovering that having his pupils commit times tables to memory was an "irksome labor" (advertisement), and.....
Patent Medicine, Women's Health, Early Learning, Diseases
Boston, Massachusetts: New England Botanic Depot, 1890s. An illustrated ABC booklet for children advertising patent medicines sold by the New England Botanic Depot, including Dr. Swett's "Female Strengthening Cordial" that purports to treat "all derangements of the Female Reproductive Organs". Each letter has an accompanying eight-line rhyme and wood engraved.....
ABCs, Alphabet, Bible Stories
Anderson, Ind: The Warner Press, 1908, 1934. 64pp. Illustrated stiff wraps. Each alphabet letter includes an ""A" is for a Bible verse, a relevant illustration and a related page of Bible story. For example Q is for Quails that in great showers fell when the children of Israel thought to.....
Akron OH: Saalfield Pub. Co., 1929. 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"
Leipzig, Germany: Verlag der Kinderwelt, . 18 pp. Illustrated board. Rhyming multiplication verses with relevant illustrations displaying the appropriate number of multiples described in the verse. Witty and charming. Printed in German. Cover and title page only in Sutterlin script. Art Deco influences cheerful illustrations. Measures 10" x 8 1/4'.....