The Golden Alphabet; or Parents' Guide and Child's Instructor.
N.P.: Robert Taylor, (1846). 126pp. Illustrated with three tiny woodcuts, two of which are cameo-style portraits of women, the third is a rear three-quarter view of a woman's head. Rare and unrecorded, each letter in this tiny alphabet book is presented in a decorated woodcut initial, followed by several pages containing a rhyme. The words selected to highlight each letter, and the rhyme that explains them, are based largely on Judeo-Christian doctrine and are aimed toward guiding parents in handling their children, as well as those children's moral instruction. In likely original textured flexible cloth, which shows some wear and creasing. With the bookplate of Stanley Marcus. (3/4 by 3/4; 18x18mm). (Item ID: 22662)