ABC Book - Alphabet Book
Title The Illustrated Alphabet of Animals
Book Condition Fair
Publisher Boston Crosby, Nichols, Lee & Company 1860
Seller ID 030668
Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee & Company, 1860. Undated . Worn but sound ABC book with a short verse, four-line verse and animal woodcut for each letter in the alphabet. Includes some animals not typically found in such books: "N is a Nyl Ghau, Half ox and half deer; On the far plains of Hindostan, He roams without fear"; "J is a Jaguar, A Brazilian beast; On the flesh of wild deer He loves well to feast"; "P is a Prongbuck, On the western plain, He flies o'er the ground, Like a ship on the main"; and our favorite "V is a Vampire, A bloodsucking bat. He's as large as a pigeon And bites like a rat". Red blindstamped cloth with gilt lettered and decorated spine with Young People's Library at the top, includes woodcut frontis and title page in addition to the animal woodcuts, plus four additional title pages with three frontis woodcuts for different titles at the rear, all dated 1860, presumably publisher's ads. Covers worn with light fraying to corners and spine ends, finger soil, good hinges, sound text block, occasional finger soil and a couple of very minor margins stains to the pages, gift notation in pencil dated 1864 on front free endpaper.. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
ABC BOOK ALPHABET PRIMER WOODCUTS CHILDRENS