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The Picture Alphabet by BISHOP & CO - First Edition - 1830 - from Rare Illustrated Books (SKU: 1647)

The Picture Alphabet

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The Picture Alphabet

by BISHOP & CO

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Houndsditch: Bishop & Co, 1830. First Edition. A delightful woodcut alphabet. Here are many favourites - the Fox, the Goose, and the Lamb - but where necessary, the publisher's evidently felt capable of stretching their young audience. Significantly, it includes a 'K' for Kangaroo, revealing how wide-spread and how quickly the appetite for exotic natural history from Australia and the South Pacific had grown. There are also more unusual inclusions such as 'I' for Ibex, and even 'M' for Mermaid. Sadly, inspiration only went so far; here, X is for the Letter X. The work also includes a child's ditty: "When school is done, g[o] home loiter not on the wa[y] / Come to school clean and play not by the way.". Duodecimo, 12 pp. in total, woodcut illustrations throughout; original green printed wrappers, folded (not sewn) as issued, just lightly chipped at head of front.

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Bookseller
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Bookseller Inventory #
1647
Title
The Picture Alphabet
Author
BISHOP & CO
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Bishop & Co
Place of Publication
Houndsditch
Date published
1830
Keywords
woodcut woodcuts alphabet book abc animals education children kangaroo australia kangaroos nineteenth century primer hornbook letter letters illustration
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Natural History Illustration;

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