Notes on collections at the RIHS
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.