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Re: Horn Books
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- Subject: Re: Horn Books
- From: "Eric Alstrom (614) 593-1363" <ALSTROM@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 08:07:51 -0400
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I'm not sure of the historical size of horn books. The one
I made (if I can remember all these years) was about 6"-7"
high and about 4" wide. I'm sure there are books more books
about horn books out there, but a quick search of my local
online card catalog brings up two titles:
AUTHOR Tuer, Andrew White, 1838-1900.
TITLE History of the horn book.
IMPRINT New York, B. Blom 
DESCRIPT xvii, 486 p. illus., facsims. 27 cm.
NOTE Reprint of the 1897 ed.
OCLC # 577705.
AUTHOR Folmsbee, Beulah.
TITLE A little history of the horn-book.
IMPRINT The Horn book, inc. 
DESCRIPT 57 p.
OCLC # 316901.
Depending on where you are, you might find these books in
your library or be able to interlibrary loan them. Good
Eric Alstrom Athens, Ohio ealstrom1@xxxxxxxxx
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