|Title||Old Aunt Elspa's ABC: We'll soon learn to read, then - how clever we'll be (pp. 2-3) |
|Author||Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896 |
|Publisher||Field & Tuer|
|Publisher Location||England--London |
|Publication Date||1884 |
|Illustrator||Crawhall, Joseph, 1821-1896|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored and colored woodcuts.|
This book was offered at one shilling without coloring or "colored throughout" for two and six pence.
Text reads: "All you Book-loving Chubbies, Come - gather round me: You shall have such a treat - (Mind - there's nothing to eat!) But all my fine pictures you'll certainly see, And we'll play such a jolly Game call'd ABC".
|Contextual Notes||The Aunt Elspa's books were named after a pet name for Joseph Crawhall's eldest daughter, Elspeth, who married Frederick Challoner in 1883.|
Joseph Crawhall worked hard to promote the Arts and perpetuated the tradition of chapbook production along with Andrew Tuer in Newcastle, England. Crawhill's work is strikingly different from his contemporary Thomas Bewick and displays his irreverent sense of humour.
|Subjects (LCSH)||English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature; Alphabet rhymes |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0399 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PE1155.O43 1884 |
|Physical Description||21 p. plus 3 p. advertisements: iillustrated; 23 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 4.11 |