Jack Whirler's Alphabet; or, The St. Paul's Primer
Distributed exclusively by Bromer Booksellersfor Cotsen Children's Library
Jack Whirler's Alphabet; or, The St. Paul's Primer. Adorned with Cuts by the Newberys, is a celebration of the engaging eighteenth-century children's books produced by three generations of the Newbery firm. Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University holds the world's largest collection of Newbery children's books, and they published this handsome book showcasing their collection in honor of their benefactor and namesake, Lloyd E. Cotsen, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.
Designed by Mark Argetsinger, this amusing alphabet book is illustrated throughout with two Newbery blocks for each letter. Text on the facing pages explains the source of each woodcut and provides witty and informative commentary. The book was printed letterpress in black and red and handbound at the Press of Robert LoMascolo in Union Springs, New York in an edition of 200 copies. $85
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