Jack Whirler's Alphabet; or, The St. Paul's Primer. Adorned with Cuts by the Newberys.
Jack Whirler's Alphabet; or, The St. Paul's Primer. Adorned with Cuts by the Newberys.
Jack Whirler's Alphabet; or, The St. Paul's Primer. Adorned with Cuts by the Newberys.
Jack Whirler's Alphabet; or, The St. Paul's Primer. Adorned with Cuts by the Newberys.
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Jack Whirler's Alphabet; or, The St. Paul's Primer. Adorned with Cuts by the Newberys.

Princeton: Cotsen Children's Library, 2014. Octavo. 63pp. One of 200 copies. A celebration of the engaging eighteenth-century children's books produced by three generations of the Newbery firm, of which the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University has the largest collection in the world. This handsome book showcasing the collection was published in honor of the library's benefactor and namesake, Lloyd E. Cotsen, on the occasion of his 85th birthday. "Jack Whirler's Alphabet" comes from Samuel Johnson's nickname for John Newbery, the founder of the firm and the man who became known as the Father of Children's Literature. This amusing alphabet book features fifty-four of the Newbery woodcuts used to illustrate their works for children, and the diversity of subject matter is readily apparent, from "Chimera" to "Up-and-Down." Text on facing pages explains the source of each woodcut and provides witty and informative commentary. Designed by Mark Argetsinger, "Jack Whirler's Alphabet" was printed letterpress in black and red and hand-bound in decoratively printed wrappers with French flaps at the Press of Robert LoMascolo. As new. Item #25660

Price: $85.00

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