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Hornbook containing alphabet, syllabary, and the Lord's prayer

Hornbook containing alphabet, syllabary, and the Lord's prayer

Item Information

Title:
Hornbook containing alphabet, syllabary, and the Lord's prayer
Title (alt.) :
Horn book
Date:
[1700?–1750?]
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
Hornbooks
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Extent:
1 hornbook ; 11 x 6 cm.
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
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Publisher:
[New England] : s.n.
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).
Notes:
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.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_015524
Call #:
RARE BKS G. Cab. 3.52
Barcode:
39999085423141