|Title||Kate Greenaway's Alphabet (cover) |
|Author||Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901 |
|Publisher||George Routledge & Sons|
|Publisher Location||England--London |
|Publication Date||1885? |
|Illustrator||Greenaway, Kate, 1846-1901|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--wood engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with color printed wood engravings.|
A miniature alphabet book in publisher's glazed yellow pictorial wrappers; light pastel green inside covers.
Each page contains an upper and lower case letter. Charming children crawling through and around each letter illustrate the book.
The cover depicts a woman and child reading together.
|Contextual Notes||The daughter of an English wood engraver, Kate Greenaway was educated at home by tutors before going off to art school. Her mother had a children's clothing shop for which Kate designed and sewed dainty, long muslin gowns in a style that was similar to clothing from a century before. It was these designs that she made famous in her several books, postcards, and greeting cards and which are so quickly identifiable today (Pamela Harer, A Century of Alphabets). This is one of Greenaway's most common and popular books.|
George Routledge & Sons were located at 7 Broadway, Ludgate Hill from 1865-1889.
|Subjects (LCSH)||English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature; Alphabets - Juvenile literature; Alphabet books -- Specimens; Miniature books -- Specimens; |
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0910 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection 741.642 G82ka |
|Physical Description|| p.: illustrated; 7.25 x 5.75 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.154 |