|Title||The Uncle's present, a new battledoor ([pp. 3-4]) |
|Author||Anderson, Alexander |
|Publisher Location||United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia |
|Publication Date||1810-1815 |
|Image Production Process||Intaglio prints--engravings|
|Notes||Illustrated with uncolored intaglio prints.|
Printed on flap: Published by Jacob Johnson, 147 Market Street, Philadelphia.
Each letter of the alphabet has an accompanying illustration and verse. This alphabet depicts trademen and women engaged in various occupations including "Q" for a quack doctor, "W" for a woman selling rare cracked walnuts, and "Z" for a map seller selling maps of Zealand, England and the world.
|Contextual Notes||Battledores were usually made of thick paper folded into thirds. They typically included the alphabet in both capital and small letters, pairs of letters for phonics lessons, letters out of order to help children distinguish between different letters, a prayer or short story, and illustrations of biblical or everyday scenes that children would have been familiar with. They later replaced hornbooks.|
A.S.W. Rosenbach estimated the date of publication as circa 1810 (Children's Books, p. 428). According to the AAS website, Johnson and Warner sold their firm in 1815.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Alphabet books -- Juvenile literature; Cries -- Juvenile literature; Readers (Primary) |
|Category||Trades and Occupations|
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1185 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection PE1155.U53 1810 |
|Physical Description||2 leaves : illustrated ; 17 x 22 cm., folded to 17 x 10 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.6 |