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The pretty ABC : being a complete alphabet to entice children to learn their letters.

[London] : Printed by J. E. Evans, Long-lane, London, [between 1829 and 1839]
Physical Description:
16 pages : illustrations ; 10 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PE1119 .P74 1829 Box
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
J.E. Evans traded at this address from 1829-1839. See: English publishers and printers, 1800-1870.
BAC: British Art Center copy lacks wrappers.
An alphabet book, with 29 woodcuts on 16 pages.
Subject Terms:
Primers, English.
Alphabet books.
Primers (Instructional books)
Readers (Primer)

  • A was an Admiral
  • B was a beggar
  • C was a cobler (cobbler)
  • D was a drawer
  • E was an elephant
  • F was a fidler (fiddler)
  • G was a good girl
  • H was a hare
  • I was an idiot
  • J was Jenny, Queen of the May
  • K was kitty
  • L was Louis
  • M was a mermaid
  • N was a Negro
  • O was an orange
  • P was a postboy
  • Q was the Queen of France
  • R was a raree-show
  • S was a sillabub
  • T was a taylor
  • U was an usher
  • V was Valenciennes
  • W was wildfire
  • X was Xurry, with Robinson Crusoe
  • Y was a youngster
  • Z was Zimon and Zue
  • & this character is called Ampersand.

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