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Book Condition: Very Good Minus
N.d., 1890s. Large 4to. 30 by 25 cm. Unpaginated, 16 pp. including wrap covers. Charming chromolithographic illustrations to each nursery rhyme snippet that accompanies each letter. In this book McLoughlin, a master a repackaging, drew from his overstuffed backlist treasure trove for excerpted illustrations and verse, so we have "F" for "A Frog he would a-wooing go", "K" is for "Old King Cole", etc. But some of the rhymes and illustrations may just be new to this book, such as "Z", which is "a Zany, Who was a great fool". Whatever, the case, it is an winsome, and sweet, compilation. On the inside rear cover, where in such books there is often an arithmetic piece, is a rendering of "10 little Nigger Boys". This, as well as the inside front cover, is illustrated in two toned instead of full color. Cover heavily soiled, with minor abrasions at corners. Light soiling within. One corner bumped.