Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Alphabet Books – part 4

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 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of an 8-part series on Alphabet Books:


1877 Routledge's Book of Alphabets:


Routledge's Book of Alphabets
published by George Routledge & Sons, London

































































1880 Childs ABC Book:




1880 Colonial Alphabet for the Nursery:


Colonial Alphabet for the Nursery
published by Goode Bros., Clerkenwell Green, London, E.C.







1880 Fairy ABC:


Fairy ABC
published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York

1880 Jolly Youngsters ABC:


Jolly Youngsters ABC
published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York

1880 The ABC of Animals:


The ABC of Animalspublished by McLoughlin Bros., New York

1880 The Common Object ABC Book:


The Common Object ABC Book.
published by Porter & Coates, Philadelphia, PA

















1880 The Doings of the Alphabet:


The Doings of the Alphabet
published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York















1880c Fairyland Tales and A.B.C's:



1884 Every Babys ABC:


Every Babys ABCpublished by McLoughlin Brothers, New York

1884 Little ABC Book printed on linen :


Little ABC Book Printed on Linen
published by McLoughlin Brothers, New York

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