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TUER (Andrew W.). History of the Horn-Book.1896

London: The Leadenhall Press, First Edition, 2 vols., 4to (260 x 210 mm), xiv, 179; ix, 278pp., a very good ex-library copy, coloured vignette on title-pages, 300 illustrations, each volume starts with a pocket which contains a total of 7 facsimile horn-book examples very carefully constructed— from wood, horn and brass with hand-made nails in the first volume, with varnished and colour-printed paper in the second, orig. full vellum, upper covers with gold frames, title within and in the form of a horn-book, brown morocco title label on spines, uncut, slightly soiled and rubbed, t.e.g. Comprehensive and charming history of the horn-book by the antiquarian printer-publisher Tuer. Of the greatest interest are the seven horn-books: leather covered oaken horn-book; early uncovered horn-book, uncovered oaken horn-book; cardboard horn-book; "The English Battledore"; a "later Battledore."

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