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My Own A,B,C
My Own A,B,C

My Own A,B,C

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Unique ABC concertina book with each letter accompanied by a wood cut, hand colored, illustration of an animal. While most of the animals depicted are quite ordinary, like F for Fox, R for Rabbits, or S for Squirrels, some are quite exotic. For example, I for Ichneumon (northern African mongoose), K for Kangaroo, N for Nyl-Ghau (the largest Asian antelope), O for Ourang-Outang (also known as Orangutans), Q for Quagga (an extinct South American Zebra) and U for Urus (the germanic name for wild ox). Additionally two that are even stranger than the others are V for Vampyre (sic) which depicts a bat, and X for Xury's Lion. That latter one is a reference to the book "Robinson Crusoe" when the slave boy Xury is scared by a panther (not lion), that was then promptly shot by Crusoe. All the letters, with the exceptions of U, V, Y and Z have their own page, while those four letters have two on a page. Applied litho on board covers. One leaf folded to make 26 pages. OCLC -1 but with stiff paper covers. (Feb 2019.) Measures 4 3/4" x 3 1/4".
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