|Title||The little learner's ABC picture book (V-Z) |
|Publisher||The Religious Tract Society|
|Publisher Location||England--London |
|Publication Date||ca. 1841 |
|Printer||Kronheim & Company|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints|
|Notes||Illustrated with color relief prints.|
Pages are backed with linen.
All pages have blank versos.
An alphabet book that focuses on pictures of animals with a few religious references.
This page illustrates the letters V, W, X, Y and Z. "V is a Vase, sweet flowers to contain. W, a Watch, ladies wear at their side. X is a Cross, on which good men have died. Y is a Yoke, on the neck which we place. Z is a Zebra, come out for a race."
|Contextual Notes||The Religious Tract Society was an "unsectarian organization for the preparation and circulation of evangelical tracts" founded in 1799 by the Reverend George Burden, a Congregationalist of Coventry. It recognized that the literacy of the poor need not be confined to the Bible. Beginning in 1812 it turned its attention to books for children. They published the then popular "pious, joyful child-death stories...many of them designed for the Sunday school reward-book market." The Society's guidelines insisted on "earnest, moral and natural tales with minimal excitement in order to leave the reader calm in spirit." [From the Cambridge Guide to Children's Books in English] |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Alphabet rhymes |
Bibles and religious works
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0020 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection PE1155.L58 1841 |
|Physical Description|| leaves: illustrated; 24.5 x 19 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original book at 400-600 dpi in TIFF format using a ScanMaker 6800, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist L.35 |