London, South Kensington
4 December 2003
The Mother's Picture Alphabet, London: Office of the Children's Friend, [c.1860]. 2° (360 x 255mm). Wood-engraved frontispiece, title and 26 large blocks by James Johnston after Henry Anelay. Original cloth gilt (spine worn, inner hinges split). Provenance: Madoline Fanny Andrews (ownership inscription dated June 10, 1863; tipped-in letter from [?]Edmund S. Wailes presenting the book).
T. B. MURRAY. An Alphabet of Emblems, London: Francis and John Rivington, 1844. Small 8° (159 x 189mm). 26 woodcuts. Original red cloth.
The Floral Alphabet. [no imprint but ?London: J. Rodwell] . Small 4° (145 x 114mm). Woodcut title and 26 blocks, somewhat crudely hand-coloured. (One margin soiled.) Original yellow printed wrappers (waterstain at lower corner).
With 12 other alphabet books, late 19th- and early 20th-century. (15)
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