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 - $8. 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   NOW  $15,
Ship backboard design, #SmCHB   NOW  $16.
Large abc 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!t
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
HORN BOOK ITEMS
This page was last updated: September 16, 2021
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Handcrafted ABC Horn Books
#Large HBC
Colonial Style Horn Book 
 $39.  2nd quality  horn sheet**

These horn book replicas measures 6 x 3.25" and are typical of the traditional size of an antique horn book.  Included is our 60 page Horn book History.   Genuine cow horn [3.5 x 2.5"] imported from England [$28 worth if perfect] protects the ABC lesson sheet, Antiqued hardwood paddle of 3/8" oak hardwood.  Charming ship backboard design.  
5 seconds are currently available, 5 at $39.
For info on ordering this item contact: [email protected]
#SmEHB
$15.
#Sm
CHB
$16.
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These items can be ordered from Gene Wilson, 321 Lebanon Ave., Belleville, 
IL 62220-4126

For INFO Email: [email protected]

** HORN BOOK SECONDS:

Among the hundreds of dollars of horn sheets that we import from , some are not uniformly transparent and fail to meet our high standards. Therefore, we are heavily discounting a group of horn books which we have crafted using these second quality horn sheets. 
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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 + $8 value history                                                                                #21-E + $8 value history
 both for $25.  Postpaid                                                                                       both for $25. Postpaid                                                                       
SUPER SPECIAL / ALL THREE
#21-CE
60 page Hornbook History plus
one of each of the 2 replicas.
for $36. Postpaid.

LAST CHANCE: NO MORE WILL BE CRAFTED WITH COW HORN
# HBC  
$39.
ALL ITEMS ORDERED DIRECTLY FROM GENE WILSON
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