Miniature Book News # 18: 1969 December Page: 3
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MINIATURE BOOK NEWS 16 Dromara Rd., St. Louis, Mo. 63124 December 1969
measuring 1 3/8 inch in diameter, with
capitals on one side, small letters on
the other; in an ivory box, the lid engraved
"A B C"; late eighteenth century".
"Ivory alphabet. Thirteen ivory disks,
measuring 7/8 inch in diameter, with a
letter on each side; in a grooved ivory
box with lid; late eighteenth century".
Mention must also be made of the superb
hornbooks in the Doheny Collection.
Readers will find more about hombooks in
an article on this subject way back in
MBN 4, which pictures to in oak and one
in lead. The three pictured in the Doheny
box are catalogued as follows:
Hornbook at top, inset in box lid:
"Hornbook. The alphabet and the Lord's
Prayer printed, in roman letters, within
a narrow border of type ornaments, protected
by a sheet of horn secured with
brass strips on a back of oak; 4 3/8
Alphabet Counter Sets and Hornbooks from Doheny Collection, now in Camarillo, California.
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Edison, Julian I. Miniature Book News # 18: 1969 December, periodical, 1969; St. Louis, Missouri. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9446/m1/3/: accessed May 27, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.