Hornbook containing alphabet, syllabary, and the Lord's prayer
- Hornbook containing alphabet, syllabary, and the Lord's prayer
- Title (alt.) :
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
- Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
- 1 hornbook ; 11 x 6 cm.
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
[New England] :
- Notes (acquisition):
Acquired by the BPL in 1909 (see Fifty-eighth annual report of the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, 1909-1910, p. 42).
Title devised by cataloger; place of production and date range likewise conjectured.
A single hornbook made of oak. The printed sheet is secured with a brass-tacked frame and a piece of flattened horn. It contains a 26-letter alphabet preceded by Christ's cross and followed by a syllabary and the Lord's Prayer. A small hole is present on the upper edge of the oak paddle, likely the remnant of an early fastener that allowed this hornbook to be worn around the neck.
- Call #:
RARE BKS G. Cab. 3.52