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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 Manuscripts
PE1155 .S74 1850 Flat
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Related Content:
View catalog record for a larger spelling alphabet
Three-Dimensional Artifacts
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.
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').
Subject Terms:
Educational games -- Specimens.
Reading -- Aids and devices -- Specimens.
Reading games -- Specimens.
Spelling games -- Specimens.
Boxes (Containers)
Bone (material)
Games -- Great Britain.
Recreations -- Great Britain.

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