Late Georgian-EraProvincially Produced Primer
Howe's primer, or, the child's first book. Derby: Printed by & for William Bemrose & Co., n.d. [ca. 1830]. 24mo (14 cm, 5.5"). 34 pp.; illus.
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Twenty-two wood-engraved illustrations supplement the text ofthis chapbook primer from the Derbyshire press of William Bemrose. In addition to the short reading passages that accompany each illustration, the work has the alphabet in capital and small letters, the numerals one to zero, the Roman alphabet, two pages of syllables, one page of words of two letters, one page of words of three letters, one page of words of four letters, and two pages of words of one syllable.
The date of publication is suggested by the Osborne Collection and the Bodleian Library.
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WorldCat locates just three libraries reporting ownership (Huntington, UIllinois, Toronto Public) and COPAC adds only Oxford to the list.
Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel (“AHA”) at rear.
Osborne Collection, p. 124; Opie G186. Original stiff green illustrated and printed wrappers. Fine copy. (38898)
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