Father Tuck's Noah's Ark ABC.

New York ; London ; Paris : Published by Raphael Tuck & Sons, Co., Ltd, [approximately 1890].
12 unnumbered pages : color illustrations (chromolithographs) ; 24 x 34 cm


Rare books genre
Printed wrappers (Binding)19th century [Browse]
  • Father Tuck's Pictureland Series
  • Pictureland Series
  • Cover title and imprint.
  • "No 3100, designed at the studios in England." --At foot of cover.
  • Tentatively dated on style of printing and illustration of similarly-dated Tuck publications.
  • Alphabet rhymes -- "A stands for Ape... B is for the Bear ... Z stands for the Zebu" -- with verse on both pastedowns, beginning: "Come hurry little ones, come and see, / This truly wonderful A, B and C, / Come watch all the animals two, by two," / The tall giraffe and the queer kangaroo."
  • Illustrations: Each alphabet rhyme is each illustrated by a vignette of the animal mentioned in the rhyme, accompanying a large colored alphabet letter; below the rhymes are illustrations of other animals two-by-two; uncolored line-art animal illustrations on pastedowns, including two giraffes with their heads poking through the roof of the Ark on lower pastedown.
Binding note
Publisher's pale blue wrappers, chromolithographed upper showing animals boarding Noah's Ark, with the Ark in the background; title in large red decorative letters.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
Noah's Ark ABC
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