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  • A Story in Alphabet.
    A Story in Alphabet.

    London: Published by C. I. Hood & Co, No date [circa 1894]. [16] pages, including wrappers. Illustrated throughout. Original wrappers. 265 x 210 mm. An illustrated alphabet tracing the health of Alice Amelia Ann as she struggles to become well; her health eventually restored after a course of Hood’s Sarsparilla. A rare and ephemeral advertising book for children, first published in America. A very good copy. [15584]

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  • ABC THE PICTURE ALPHABET IN BRICKS.
    ABC THE PICTURE ALPHABET IN BRICKS.

    London: W. Peacock, No date [circa 1870?]. A charming boxed set of wooden alphabet tiles; comprising of twenty-four wooden tiles each bearing a hand-coloured engraved pastedown of a letter of the alphabet, in upper and lower case together with a corresponding image on one side; one a single capital letter on the reverse side. Each tile measures: 60 x 48 mm. All contained in the original wooden box with a sliding pictorial. I & J, share one tile, as do and U & V. Some light water-staining to the backs; else a very set. Scarce.

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  • ALPHABET OF FIGURES.

    A mid to late nineteenth century alphabet of German manufacture, made for the English toy market, comprised of twenty-six hand-painted carved wooden figures, with some costume parts in paper. Each figure represents a trade, vocation, profession, nationality, etc., and each has a printed label bearing letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case at the base of the figure, with another label identifying the trade etc., at the rear. Each figure 85 – 130 mm tall. Contained in the original box with a sliding lid bearing a printed title label. Box: 315 long x 85 high x 155 mm wide.. Two figures have small pieces broken and missing; else the figures are in remarkable fine, fresh condition, and look…

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    A mid to late nineteenth century alphabet of German manufacture, made for the English toy market, comprised of twenty-six hand-painted carved wooden figures, with some costume parts in paper. Each figure represents a trade, vocation, profession, nationality, etc., and each has a printed label bearing letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case at the base of the figure, with another label identifying the trade etc., at the rear. Each figure 85 – 130 mm tall. Contained in the original box with a sliding lid bearing a printed title label. Box: 315 long x 85 high x 155 mm wide.. Two figures have small pieces broken and missing; else the figures are in remarkable fine, fresh condition, and look to have hardly been played with. We have never seen a teaching aid like this before, and believe it to be extremely unusual and of considerable rarity.

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  • AN ALPHABET. by ELLIS, E. N.
    ELLIS, E. N.
    AN ALPHABET.

    Marlborough: Libanus Press, No date [1985]. [32] pages. Printed on Velin d'Arches paper and bound by Tessa Fantoni. No 31 from a limited edition of 75 copies signed by the artist. Illustrated title and twenty-six wood-engravings illustrating the letters of the alphabet. Bound in publisher's original quarter terracotta cloth and red patterned paper covered boards with a white paper spine label stamped in red. Original terracotta card slipcase. 130 x 112 mm. 5.25 x 4.25 inches. A fine copy.

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  • DAS A B C CUM NOTIS VARIORUM. Herausgegeben von einem, dessen Nahmen im A B C stehet. 2 parts in 1 vol.
    DAS A B C CUM NOTIS VARIORUM. Herausgegeben von einem, dessen Nahmen im A B C stehet. 2 parts in 1 vol.

    Leipzig & Dresden: Johann Christoph Miethen, 1703. [iv], 210, 287, [1] pages. Titles in red and black, woodcut frontispiece in part 1 showing a cockerel - repeated on verso of the last leaf, 1 folding table, diagrams and numerous tables in the text. Modern half calf, titled in blind over marbled boards. 8vo. Binding: 167 x 107 mm. Small repair to 1 leaf in part 2, with loss of page number and 1 letter only. However, a good copy overall. This is the first complete edition of this curious book - part 1 only was first published in 1695. The title states that the name of the author is contained in the A B C, and most probably it…

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    Leipzig & Dresden: Johann Christoph Miethen, 1703. [iv], 210, 287, [1] pages. Titles in red and black, woodcut frontispiece in part 1 showing a cockerel - repeated on verso of the last leaf, 1 folding table, diagrams and numerous tables in the text. Modern half calf, titled in blind over marbled boards. 8vo. Binding: 167 x 107 mm. Small repair to 1 leaf in part 2, with loss of page number and 1 letter only. However, a good copy overall. This is the first complete edition of this curious book - part 1 only was first published in 1695. The title states that the name of the author is contained in the A B C, and most probably it is there in all the anagrams and puzzles in the book, but his name has not been discovered. A rare work on the significance of the letters of the alphabet - mystical, musical, historical and alchemical. The book is full of puzzles, anagrams, ciphers, codes etc., and it has been the subject of scholarly study particularly relating to Bach's music and whether he was influenced by this book.

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  • LA FANTASMAGORIE. FANTASMAGORIA. by [CORDIER, A., and HADOL.]
    [CORDIER, A., and HADOL.]
    LA FANTASMAGORIE. FANTASMAGORIA.

    London: Darton & Hodge, No date [circa 1864.]. Printed by Henru Plon, Paris. Alphabetical panorama printed on one side only, comprised of 24 panels (‘I’ and ‘J’ on one panel; ‘W’ omitted; ‘N’ printed in reverse; text beneath in both French and English. Embossed paper-covered boards with a full colour pictorial label showing theatrical characters and a magic lantern. Each panel is meant to be a magic lantern projection. Spine repaired; some of the gilt border missing on the front panel; most of the paper lacking from the inner joint; else a very good copy of a delightful alphabet panorama. Rare. Darton H278., Lilly Library copy only.

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  • Metamorphic alphabet cards.
    Metamorphic alphabet cards.

    No imprint, but probably Paris: No imprint, Circa 1815. Twelve hand-coloured engraved cards, produced in France, circa 1815, each divided into three, and each designed in such a way that all the cards in each section are interchangeable, so as to form a variety of comic animal figures. The majority of cards bear two letters of the alphabet. Card size when joined: 70 x 50 mm. The cards are contained in a modern morocco-backed folding box. Backs probably replaced at some time. A fine, clean set, of great rarity.

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  • SPELLING ALPHABET.
    SPELLING ALPHABET.

    No manufacturer or date, but circa 1840. Mahogany box with sliding lid bearing the title, ‘Spelling Alphabet’ engraved on a piece of bone set into the lid. Contains 140 bone tiles engraved with upper case letters on one face, forming five complete alphabets and two extra sets of vowels. Box: 115 mm long by 85mm wide and 45mm high. A very good set.

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  • SPELLING ALPHABET.
    SPELLING ALPHABET.

    No manufacturer or date, but circa 1840. Mahogany box with sliding lid bearing the title ‘ABC’ engraved on a piece of bone set into the lid. Contains 109 bone tiles which bear engraved upper case letters, forming four complete alphabet and one extra set of vowels. Box: 88mm long by 64 mm wide by 42 mm high. A very good set.

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  • THE HALF-YEAR LETTERS an alphabet book designed by Ronald King written by Roy Fisher. by FISHER, Roy.
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    THE HALF-YEAR LETTERS an alphabet book designed by Ronald King written by Roy Fisher.

    Guildford: Circle Press, 1983. Hardback. Accordion-style pop-up book. First edition. A fine copy.

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