The invited alphabet, or, Address of A to B : containing his friendly proposal for the amusement and instruction of good children / by R.R.

Author
R. R. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London : Published by B. Tabart and Co., Juvenile and School Library, New Bond-Street, 1809 ([London] : W. Marchant, printer, 3 Greville-street, Holborn)
Description
11, [1] p., [26] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 14 cm.

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Publisher
Rare books genre
Notes
  • Printer from t.p. verso.
  • "The whole designed by R.R., and engraved by Charles Knight"--At foot of plate [1].
  • The "identity of R.R. is uncertain," according to Moon, but she suggests R. Ransom and Richard Roe as possibilities (cf. Moon, p. 101).
  • Preface, explaining goals and methodology, and Notes, explaining letter sounds, precede alphabet rhyme and plates.
  • Illustrations: 25 colored plates depicting children presenting alphabet letters in sign language (with A and B together on one plate), beneath an ongoing alphabet rhyme, surrounded by labels showing the letters in Roman, italic, script, Black Letter, and Fractur fonts; the last plate shows all the alphabet letters on tiles, accompanied by a six-line conclusion to the rhyme.
  • Cotsen copy: Thomas Gaisford's printed pictorial bookplate on front pastedown.
  • Cotsen copy: "Maxwell Hunley Bookshop, July 2, 1964--Inscribed on "Ex Libris, Marguerite Knapp" printed bookplate on front free endpaper.
  • Cotsen copy: lacks wrappers with publisher's advertisements on lower (cf. Moon).
Binding note
Later brown half morocco over marbled paper boards by Kaufman; red marbled endpapers.
References
  • Moon, M. Tabart's juvenile library, 141 (1)
  • Osborne coll., p. 687
  • Gumuchian, 150
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
Address of A to B
OCLC
13986804
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