New York: McLoughlin Brothers, 1889.
A delightful and particularly attractive American alphabet book, in very good original condition. The McLoughlin Brothers publishing company - based in New York - was one of America’s most prominent nineteenth-century publishers of educational works, producing some remarkably successful home-grown works rather than the more usual imports from European publishers. Their colour printing is justly famous.
This endearing alphabet with multiple objects for each letter includes a handsome kangaroo, and is not held in Australian institutional collections.
Slim quarto, bound in pictorial boards, colour illustrations throughout, lower right hand corner bumped, slight gutter separation of rear endpaper, an excellent copy nonetheless.
Price (AUD): $950.00 other currencies