A Lively Experiment

Notes on collections at the RIHS

Instructive Alphabet

Here’s the first post highlighting one of the items we’ll have available at the upcoming RIHS booksale:

The Instructive Alphabet, New York: Samuel S. Wood, Baltimore, 1818.

A small book for teaching children their alphabet, this little book features numerous wood engravings like the ones above. Included at the end is William Cowper’s anti-slavery poem The Negro’s Complaint.


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