Spelling alphabet, mid-19th century
- Spelling alphabet.
- Great Britain, mid-19th century.
- Physical Description:
- 1 alphabet set (58 pieces) : bone ; in box 63 x 88 x 40 mm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsPE1155 .S74 1850 FlatAccessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Information
- Related Content:
- View catalog record for a larger spelling alphabet
- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- Set of alphabet tiles, made of bone, letters incised and inked in black, with upper case and lower case on opposite sides of each tile. The tiles each measure 17 x 8 x 3 mm. The set is enclosed within a mahogany box, the top of which slides into a simple groove. Inset in the box top is a bone tile bearing the title: "Spelling alphabet."
The set includes two instances of each letter, with a third set of the vowels (and the letter 'Y').
The manufacturer is unidentified.
For a similar (but larger) set of alphabet tiles in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art, see the link provided herewith.
- Subject Terms:
- Alphabet.Educational games -- Specimens.Reading -- Aids and devices -- Specimens.Reading games -- Specimens.Spelling games -- Specimens.
- Boxes (Containers)
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.
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