This beautifully illustrated work traces the history of horn books of Colonial America and the Old World. Such one page "books" were the first learning devices placed directly in the hands of children.100 Illustrations!
5.5 x 4.25", 60 pages, Three color cover,
Heavy ivory vellum paper, Spiral binding
#160 - 60 pages - $10. Postoaid
An Illustrated History of ABC HORNBOOKS
Table of Contents:
Typical Horn Book - A Description Horn Fore-runners of Horn Books Origin of True Horn Books Lesson Sheet Crosses and Cross-rows Printing and Paper Ornamental Border and Tacked Brass
Paddle Ornamentation How a Horn Book was Assembled Horn Books of Great Britain Gingerbread "Horn Books" Horn Books of Europe Horn Books in Colonial America The Demise of the Horn Book Vestiges
Small ABC Horn Book Replica with Genuine Cow Horn
WITH YOUR CHOICE OF BACKBOARD DESIGN
This delightful miniature [3.5 x 1.8"] horn book is a conversation piece right out of history! The lesson sheet (same for both these items) is protected by a transparent sheet of semi-precious cow horn [$10 worth] that has been drilled and tacked to the solid 1/4" wooden paddle with a charming backboard design.
St. George & the Dragon backboard, #SmEHB $20. postpaid
Ship backboard design, #SmCHB $21. postpaid
Horn Book Replicas with First Quality GENUINE HORN
America's only source of ABC Horn Books with genuine horn! Horn sheets are expensive, imported from England.
Gene Wilson's replicas are handcrafted with genuine horn and nothing to equal them is available elsewhere.
ABC HORN BOOKS were for centuries a child's introduction to reading. The horn book got its name from the translucent sheet of cow horn, held in place by tacks, to protect its printed lesson sheet. The simple text was typically the alphabet and the Lord's Prayer (Our Father) fastened onto a quarter-inch thick solid wooden paddle (oak).
Handcrafted ABC Horn Books
This page was last updated: October 19, 2021
Handcrafted ABC Horn Books
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Gene Wilson, 321 Lebanon Ave.
Belleville, IL 62220-4126
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The finest and largest replicas without horn
crafted by Gene Wilson in the past 45 years!
Each $15 value replica has a laminated lesson
sheet brass tacked to 6 x 3.2" solid oak paddle
with a charming backboard design.
#21-C + $10 history #21-E + $10 history
both for $25. Postpaid both for $25. Postpaid
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60 page Hornbook History plus
one of each of the 2 replicas.
for $36. Postpaid.
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