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  • A.B.C. With Illustrations by T. Pym [pseud]. by [CREED, Clara].
    [CREED, Clara].
    A.B.C. With Illustrations by T. Pym [pseud].

    London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., Ltd, 1905. 128 pages.. Illustrated throughout in line. Sometime rebound in quarter morocco over paper-covered boards. 7.5 x 5.7 cm. A very handsome copy of a scarce miniature alphabet.

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  • ABC and 123 An Alphabetical Arrangement. by Russell, Pat.
    Russell, Pat.
    ABC and 123 An Alphabetical Arrangement.

    Chruch Hanborough: Hanborough Parrot, 1989. Printed litho by the Didcot Press and bound by the Fine Bindery in an edition of 125 copies of which 35 are part-coloured. This copy no. 111. [Not coloured.] signed by the author/artist. A fine copy.

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  • DUFRÉNOY, Mme.
    ABÉCÉDAIRE DES PETITS GOURMANDS.

    Paris: Lefuel, 1822. 26 original circular watercolour designs by Jean-Charles Develly, executed in sepia & black & white, of which 3 are preliminary watercolour sketches (for ‘K’ and ‘Z’ and another for ‘etcetera') for this important children’s alphabet; all contained in a small drawing book, the title-page reading ‘Alphabet des Petits Gourmands. K. 31 Mars 1822.' The cover reading, ‘Croquis des petits Gourmands 1822.’ The watercolours are circular, measuring seven centimetres in diameter. Though unsigned, we are completely satisfied that they are the work of this important artist, best known for his designs for porcelain decoration at the Sevres factory. As well as being a water-colourist Develly was also an engraver and a lithographer. In the published book, each…

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    Paris: Lefuel, 1822. 26 original circular watercolour designs by Jean-Charles Develly, executed in sepia & black & white, of which 3 are preliminary watercolour sketches (for ‘K’ and ‘Z’ and another for ‘etcetera') for this important children’s alphabet; all contained in a small drawing book, the title-page reading ‘Alphabet des Petits Gourmands. K. 31 Mars 1822.' The cover reading, ‘Croquis des petits Gourmands 1822.’ The watercolours are circular, measuring seven centimetres in diameter. Though unsigned, we are completely satisfied that they are the work of this important artist, best known for his designs for porcelain decoration at the Sevres factory. As well as being a water-colourist Develly was also an engraver and a lithographer. In the published book, each of the illustrations, which are all printed by lithography, is enclosed within a floral border embellished with kitchen utensils.

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  • ALLITERATIVE ANOMALIES FOR INFANTS AND INVALIDS. by COWIE, John & HAMMOND, William.
    COWIE, John & HAMMOND, William.
    ALLITERATIVE ANOMALIES FOR INFANTS AND INVALIDS.

    London: Gay & Hancock Ltd, 1913. [55] pages, including 26 full-page colour plates. Original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Oblong: 18.5 x 24 cm. First edition. A very good copy.

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  • ALPHABET COMIQUE. No. 494. Nouvelle imagerie d’Epinal. Lith Pinot & Sagaire editrs a Epinal.
    ALPHABET COMIQUE. No. 494. Nouvelle imagerie d’Epinal. Lith Pinot & Sagaire editrs a Epinal.

    No date [circa 1860]. A single sheet 406 x 280mm., bearing 25 hand-coloured lithographed caricatured figures to illustrate the letter of the alphabet. Little wear at edges, else a very attractive alphabet sheet.

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  • ALPHABET DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS orné de 27 gravures.
    ALPHABET DES ARTS ET MÉTIERS orné de 27 gravures.

    Limoges: Ardant Imp Libraire, No date [circa 1820]. 72 pages. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, and 4 full-page plates each bearing six images of trades. Original plain untitled sheep. 12mo in sixes. 14.6 x 8.8 cm. Spine cracked, and with some loss of leather; some corners turned; blank corner lost from frontispiece; else a very good copy contained in a folding cloth box with leather, gilt label to the spine. Would seem to be different issue of Gumuchian 62.

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  • An Alphabet of deadly sins peculiar to the House and Garden devised and drawn by Annie Randall King. by KING, Annie Randall.
    KING, Annie Randall.
    An Alphabet of deadly sins peculiar to the House and Garden devised and drawn by Annie Randall King.

    Church Hanborough: Previous Parrot Press, 1998. This book is published more as a warning than as a guide. Laser printed in an edition of 98 copies of which the first 18 will be hand coloured under the supervision of the artist. This copy is number 45. A fine copy in the original pictorial wrappers.

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  • CHARADES ALPHABETIQUES par Victor Adam. by ADAM, Victor.
    ADAM, Victor.
    CHARADES ALPHABETIQUES par Victor Adam.

    Paris: Chez Aubert, Editeur, Galerie Véro-Dodat, No date. (Circa 1845.). Twenty-six lithographic plates, twenty-five of which bear multiple illustrations, the last leaf being the solution to the charades. Original pink lithographically illustrated boards. Oblong 4to. Spine restored; some light spotting; one plate with two small stains, another with some stains left from something once laid in; possibly lacks ad's at end; else a very good copy of this fine alphabet. The last leaf bears a small coloured label for Delaporte's Parisian Repository, Burlington Arcade, London. Gumuchian 21-22.

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  • INSTRUCTIONS IN GARDENING for Ladies. A calendar of operations and diretions for every month. Ninth edition, carefully revised and enlarged. by LOUDON, Mrs. [Jane].
    LOUDON, Mrs. [Jane].
    INSTRUCTIONS IN GARDENING for Ladies. A calendar of operations and diretions for every month. Ninth edition, carefully revised and enlarged.

    London: John Murray, 1851. Viii, 343, [1 blank], 32 book ad's pages. Original green cloth gilt, with gilt design to upper panel. Octavio. Cloth a little rubbed and faded; else very good.

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  • LES BONS EXEMPLES. Alphabet moral.
    LES BONS EXEMPLES. Alphabet moral.

    Paris: Marcilly Libraire, No date [ circa 1835-40]. 64 pages. Illustrated with 25 fine engraved plates [sans W] illustrating the letters of the alphabet. Original embossed pink boards; slipcase. 9.1 x 6.2 cm. Base of slipcase missing. The text paper, which is very poor quality, is badly foxed; some off-setting to the plates, else a good copy of a scarce alphabet for children.

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  • ATTWELL, Mabel Lucie.
    LUCIE ATTWELL'S ABC POP-UP BOOK.

    London: Dean and Son, 1960. Hardback. comprising three double-page pop-up scenes and four full-colour illustrated pages. Original glazed pictorial boards. A very good copy in excellent working order.

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  • THE ADVERTISER'S ABC.

    London.T. B. Browne, Limited. [1901]. [iv], v, [75], 76-1070pp. 11 colour fold-out maps and many black & white illustrations throughout; pictorial adverts on endpapers and right through to page 135, and at the rear from page 1035. Original cloth gilt. Large octavo. Binding a little faded; head and heel bumped with small nick to head; boards a little rubbed; else a very good copy.

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  • THE LIFE OF A BOLD AB ON HIS SHIP IN THE ROLLING C. Second edition. Verses by T. A. Polson and Others. by KIDD, Will.
    KIDD, Will.
    THE LIFE OF A BOLD AB ON HIS SHIP IN THE ROLLING C. Second edition. Verses by T. A. Polson and Others.

    London: Dean & Son, No date. [1902.]. [32] pages including covers. 345 x 215mm. Edges a little frayed and curled; else a very good copy of this the first rag book to be issued from the publishing house of Dean & Son. Very scarce. This is the first of many rag book titles that Dean would publish throughout the twentieth century. See Cope pages 12 & 60. The first edition of 5000 copies was issued in July 1902, the second in September, and a third in December.

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  • THE MERRY COBLER, and his Musical Alphabet
    THE MERRY COBLER, and his Musical Alphabet

    Glasgow: J. Lumsden & Sons, No date. (Circa 1815/20.). 32 pp. (including pastedown wrappers.) Illustrated with woodcuts as frontispiece, vignette on title, page 5, and 26 cuts for the letters of the alphabet. Original plain wrappers. A very good copy. Roscoe & Brimmell 101. This copy differing from that catalogued in the bibliography in that it omits the price of ‘twopence’ at the foot of the title.

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  • THE NURSERY ALPHABET. Aunt Louisa’s London Toy Books.
    THE NURSERY ALPHABET. Aunt Louisa’s London Toy Books.

    London: Frederick Warne & Co, No date [Circa 1880.]. Softcover. 12 leaves printed on one side only; six being letterpress, and six bearing coloured wood-engravings depicting the letters of the alphabet. Original pastedown wrappers. Front wrapper has a pastedown title. Some light spotting, else a very good copy.

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  • THE PICTURE BOOK; or, Tom Thumb’s Alphabet. Embellished with 24 Wood Cuts. One adapted to each Letter
    THE PICTURE BOOK; or, Tom Thumb’s Alphabet. Embellished with 24 Wood Cuts. One adapted to each Letter

    York: R. Burdekin. Price One Halfpenny, No date [circa 1820’s]. 12pp. including self-wrappers. Spine expertly repaired; else a very good copy. ‘D was a drunkard, and red face.’ Richard Burdekin’s chapbooks are rarely found. We can locate only one copy of this edition, held by the Bodleian Library.

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  • THE RAILWAY ABC. Cloth Lined.
    THE RAILWAY ABC. Cloth Lined.

    London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co, No date [circa 1905]. [16] pages, including covers; the pages strengthened by being laid on cloth. Illustrated throughout with four full-colour pages, the remainder in red & black & white. Front cover in full cover; rear bears an advert' for 'Aunt Louisa's Playtime Toy Books. Some chipping to spine, and to the front cover with a small area of loss at the base of the front board; else a very good copy. From the Warne Archive, and bearing their stamp on the second page.

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  • THE SILVER TOY, or Picture Alphabet: for the Entertainment and Instruction of Children in the Nursery.
    THE SILVER TOY, or Picture Alphabet: for the Entertainment and Instruction of Children in the Nursery.

    Wellington: F. Houlston, No date. [Circa 1825.]. 32pp., including wrappers. Hand-coloured wood-engraved frontispiece showing children in school; and twenty-six hand-coloured oval wood-engravings illustrating the letters of the alphabet, with a line of text beneath. Original wrappers with hand-coloured cuts to both covers. Original wrappers with cuts to both covers. All edges gilt. 10.3 x6.4 cm’s. This copy has some water-staining throughout. The lower cover shows a pedlar and is titled ‘A Jew.’ It is not unusual to find Houlston chapbooks hand-coloured and with gilt edging. As the basic uncoloured copy retailed at twopence, the coloured copy was probably double.

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  • THE TRAGICAL DEATH OF A APPLE-PYE, who was Cut in Pieces and Eat by Twenty-five Gentlemen with whom All Little People Ought to be very well acquainted.
    THE TRAGICAL DEATH OF A APPLE-PYE, who was Cut in Pieces and Eat by Twenty-five Gentlemen with whom All Little People Ought to be very well acquainted.

    Printed and sold by J Thompson. No21, Eastsmithfield [sic], No date. [Circa 1800.]. 16pp. Illustrated with three small woodcuts. Self wrappers. Approx: 9 x 5.6 cm’s. Though the cuts are slightly different, the textual content is identical to that of the John Evans edition above, save that ‘little readers… run to Mr Thompson’s No, 21, East-Smithfield’, rather than ‘Mr. Evans’s, No. 42, Long-Lane, West-Smithfield.’ Cut a little crookedly at fore-edge, else a very good copy. Publications by J. Thompson are very scarce.

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  • NEWNHAM, Annie.
    WHAT’S IN A NAME! An Alphabet by Annie Newnham.

    Church Hanborough: Hanborough Parrot Pieces, 1988. Designed by Dennis Hall and printed litho by the Didcot Press on mould-made paper in an edition of 95 copies of which 25 have been hand.-coloured. Number 45 of 70 uncoloured copies, signed by Annie Newnham. A Spine and edges sun-faded; else a fine copy. .

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