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Andrew W. Tuer
1896 History of the Horn-Book
story of the Horn-Book, 1896 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of Andrew Tuer's fascinating and influential work on historial hornbooks, looking here that their history. With seven hornbooks. The first edition of this work. Complete in two volumes. Volume I with three hornbooks to the pocket to the front. One is a leather covered oaken hornbook, in Roman letter, stamped with the effigy of Charles II on horseback. The second is an early uncovered horn-book in black letter. The third is an uncovered oaken horn-book of the later period. Volume II with four hornbooks to the pocket to the front. One is a cardboard hornbook. The second is 'The British battledore' on hornbook. The third is 'The Royal Battledore'. The fourth of a later 'Battledore'. Volume I with a frontispiece, colour vignette to the title page, one double-paged plate, and numerous in-text illustrations. Volume II with a frontispiece, colour vignette to the title page, two folding plates, one plate, and numerous in-text illustrations. This work is a duodecimo. Collated, the plates have been excised. 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 … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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