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Immel, Andrea

Jack Whirler's alphabet ; or, The St. Paul's primer : adorned with cuts by the Newberys / [by Andrea Immel].

Additional Title(s):

St. Paul's primer

New York : Printed & bound by Robert LoMascolo, at the sign of the grandiloquent squirrel, Union Square
Princeton : Printed for the Cotsen Children's Library, at the sign of the giant Book, MMXIV [2014]
Physical Description:
63 pages, 1 unnumbered page : illustrations ; 22 cm
Reference Library
NK3630 .I46 2014 (LC)
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A limited edition of 200 copies, printed on letterpress.
Copyright date from title page verso; printer's statement and designer's note from colophon.
"To Lloyd E. Cotsen, on the occassion of his eighty-fifth birthday"--Dedication on page 5.
"Designed by Mark Argotsinger, at the sign of the key, Holyoke, Massachusetts"--Colophon.
"Introduction" by Andrea Immel, on page 7, providing background on the Cotsen collection of 550 Newbery titles, the occasion of this book's creation, and the origin of the title (Jack Whirler being Dr. Johnson's nickname for John Newbery).
Publisher's stiff white wrappers, both upper and lower with blue-printed illustrations depicting children playing out-of-doors (from The Lilliputian Auction).
An alphabet book, using 2 illustrative reproductions of Newbery blocks for each alphabet letter, with facing text providing context about the illustration and the work from which it comes, followed by a glossary of terms, and reprinting of an ABC text passage from "Giles Gingerbread"; original illustrations by Bewick and others.
Subject Terms:
Children's literature -- Facsimiles.
Children's literature, English -- Early works to 1800.
Children's literature, English.
Children's literature.
English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature -- Early works to 1800.
English language -- Alphabet.
Early works.
Juvenile works.
Newbery, John, 1713-1767, associated name.
Bewick, John, 1760-1795, illustrator.
Cotsen, Lloyd E., dedicatee.
Cotsen Children's Library (Princeton University), publisher.
Princeton University. Library, copyright holder.