1897 History of the Horn-Book
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The second edition of this work. With two horn-books to the pocket to the rear, lacking the one on oak, containing the one on card, and the one on ivory. Both of the horn-books have the alphabet printed on them. Illustrated with a copper plate frontispiece, a colour vignette to the title page, two folding plates, one double paged plate, and forty-six plates. This work is a duodecimo. This work is considered to be the best study on horn-books. Hornbooks originated in around 1450 in England. They were used as a primer for study, and in children's education, the term generally refers to a leaf or page displaying the alphabet, or religious materials, attached to a frame with a handle. They could be mounted on wood, bone, leather, or stone. English monks began to make hornbooks, intending to help teach their students how to read. There are some notes on hornbooks in this work which hadn't been printed before this publication. At first the author discusses the history and origination of hornbooks, before looking in detail at many historic examples of hornbooks. Written by Andrew White Tuer. This is considered to be his best and most important work. He also founded the Leadenhall Press, who published this work. It was founded as the publishing division of the partnership of Field & Tuer. It moved to 50 Leadenhall Street in 1868. With four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front pastedown, 'E. G. Lowe'.
In the original cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Spine label is lifting a little. A few light marks and patches of rubbing to the boards and spine. Front hinge is strained. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Textblock from the front free endpaper to page xvi is working loose. Text to the ivory hornbook is rubbed with fading to the letters.
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