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Brass hornbook

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Item Information

Title:
Brass hornbook
Title (alt.) :
Horn book
A.B.C.
Title (uniform):
Hornbook
Creator:
Saint Paul's Infant School
Date:
1729
Format:
Objects/Artifacts
Genre:
Hornbooks
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Special Collections, Rare Books
Places:
EnglandLondon
Extent:
1 hornbook : brass ; 15 x 7 cm in bound volume case 21 x 14 cm
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Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
London : Saint Paul's Infant School
Notes (acquisition):
Acquired no later than 1923.
Notes:
Accompanied by album containining correspondence with Maggs and others related to the nature and possible provenance of the BPL hornbook. Includes excerpt from Maggs catalog 308, which contains a descriptions of a similar (or possible the same) hornbook.
Notes (object):
Brass hornbook with 26-letter alphabet, plus and ampersand and "Œ" in relief on obverse, with "St. Paul's Infant School AD 1729" cast in on reverse. With handle at top pierced for suspension.
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_016614-06_01_016615
Call #:
RARE BKS H.92.87 (hornbook) v.1
Barcode:
39999091137453