Item Z1033.H8.T84 1896 vol. II - History of the horn-book

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History of the horn-book

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  • Textual record

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History of the hornbook

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by Andrew W. Tuer

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CA MRUASC C0012-Z1033.H8.T84 1896 vol. II

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[First edition]

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  • 1896 (Publication)

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xiii, 179 p. : ill. (some fol.), plates

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Book was de-accesioned from the London Islington Library.

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Item is a book on the history of the horn-book. Hornbooks were an early form of reading primer that was used to educate children from the middle ages until the 18th century. Hornbooks consisted of a page of text, covered with a sheet of transparent horn, fixed into a frame with a handle.

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Item contains a note indicating that two hornbook examples have been missing since 1947 in an inside pocket.

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Item contains two facsimile examples of hornbooks and in an inside pocket.

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Created April 13, 2023 by SD.

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