3 December 2010
TUER, Andrew M. History of the Horn-Book. London: Leadenhall Press, 1896.
2 volumes, 4o (252 x 192 mm). Plates and illustrations. With facsimiles of 7 horn-books in front pockets. Original vellum, top edges gilt, others uncut; modern folding case (some toning).
FIRST EDITION. There are 7 specimen horn-books: A leather covered oaken horn-book stamped with the effigy of Charles II on horseback; two early oaken horn-books with horn(?) covering affixed by brass rules, a cardboard horn-book, and cardboard battleddores.
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