Monday, 1 January 2018

Alphabet Books – part 3

Alphabet Books are primarily designed for children. They show the letters of the alphabet with corresponding words and images. They are one of the simplest and most enduring forms of children’s books, a common feature of children’s literature since Shakespeare’s day.

For more background information see part 1, and for earlier examples, see parts 1 and 2 also.

This is part 3 of an 8-part series on Alphabet Books:

1874 The Nursery Album for Children:

The Railway Alphabet (from the same book):

1875 Comic Alphabet of Animals:

Comic Alphabet of Animals
Published by Call & Inclis, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

1875 Major's Alphabet:

Major's Alphabetpublished by McLoughlin Brothers, New York

1875 Picture Alphabet of Birds:

1875 Picture Alphabet of Birds
published by Thomas Nelson & Sons, London & Edinburgh

1877 My Primer:

My Primer
published by J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, PA

1880 ABC of Objects:

1880 ABC of Objectspublished by McLoughlin Brothers, New York

1880 Alphabet of Country Scenes:

1880 Alphabet of Country scenespublished by McLoughlin Brothers, New York

1880 Baby Dot's ABC:

Baby Dot's ABC
published by The Religious Tract Society, London

1880 Arthur's Alphabet:

Arthur's Alphabet
published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York

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