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Tuer's History of the Horn Book
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- Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 13:45:18 -0800
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TUER (Andrew W.) History of the Horn-Book. With Three Hundred
Illustrations. The Leadenhall Press. 1897. $395
Second Edition, 4to, xvii, 486pp., coloured vignette on title, 46 plates (2
coloured, 2 folding), illustrs., in the text, 3 facsimiles of hornbooks
(one of oak, one of card and one of ivory) contained in a pocket at the
end, orig. cloth, lower hinge slightly torn, head and tail of spine a
little frayed, leather label on spine rubbed and chipped, uncut, t.e.g.
Sheppard, The History of the Hornbook. "The History of the Horn-Book was
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chapter... dealing with twenty additional horn-books and giving valuable
extra information. It has never been superseded."
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