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OSBOURNE, Charles.

AN ILLUSTRATION OF OSBOURNE'S PICTORIAL ALPHABET. 1847.
Author OSBOURNE, Charles.
Title AN ILLUSTRATION OF OSBOURNE'S PICTORIAL ALPHABET.
Published London. C. Osbourne, Sen. 1847.
Stock Code 12664
Description Comprising, title, dedication, explanation of the illustrations, and 4 engraved leaves with multiple engraved images illustrating the letters of the alphabet. Original, or contemporary, cloth-backed semi-stiff boards. Landscape folio. First edition thus. Some light browning; tissue-guards creased; some light dust-soiling to outer edges; else a very good copy of an extremely rare issue of this beautiful alphabet. Usually found , as first issued in 1835, as a boxed set of cards, accompanied by a booklet. WorldCat locates only one copy of the above edition, in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
£900.00