The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme

Description

Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.

Physical Description

16 pages : illustrated (b&w); 91 mm. (3 9/16") high.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1840/1849.

Context

This book is part of the collection entitled: Weaver Collection of Children's Books and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 120 times . More information about this book can be viewed below.

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Publisher

  • Babcock, Sidney, 1797?-1884
    Publisher Info: An important publisher of children's books during the mid-1800's in New England. Babcock was particularly known for "toy books" - short, small pamphlets and chapbooks with simple wood cut illustrations.
    Place of Publication: New Haven, Connecticut

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Description

Child's pictorial primer with the alphabet, and wood-cut illustrated rhymes to teach the letters.

Physical Description

16 pages : illustrated (b&w); 91 mm. (3 9/16") high.

Notes

An example of a typical educational "toy book" for children of the mid 1800's era. Many of the rhymes have moralistic intent. Bound in publisher's original green printed wrapper. Anonymous gift, August 2006.

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Weaver Collection of Children's Books

This collection contains a small selection of juvenile literature from the much larger physical collection housed in the UNT Libraries' Rare Book Room. Included are toys from the collection as well as books with religious and moralistic themes.

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Creation Date

  • 1840/1849

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Start & End Dates

  • 1840 - 1849

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Aug. 28, 2006, 7:37 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Oct. 8, 2014, 5:40 p.m.

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The Poetic Gift : or, Alphabet in Rhyme, book, 1840/1849; New Haven, Connecticut. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc736/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.