ABC- and name book
310110 Maker: Sower & Barnes, Philadelphia. Hoch=Deutsches Reformirtes ABC= und Namen=Büchlein für Kinder welche anfangen zu lernen (High German reformed ABC and name book for children who begin to learn). Cloth-backed illustrated boards. An animal ABC on the inside front board, title, 31 pp. with exercises in writing and reading, of which 4 pp. are illustrated (school scene etc.), 1 p. on the inside back board. Line block and type. 178x117 mm. 1854.
Lit.: Pennsylvania German Collection .
The cover illustrations show King David with his harp at the front and a rooster and a hen at the back. The back picture as well as 2 of the 4 text illustrations are signed „Gilbert“ (George Gilbert). The publisher’s name Sower is an anglicization of the German name Sauer. Sower and Barnes are the successors of Conrad Zentler (died 1848).
Covers somewhat soiled, a small defect in the white margin of the title, browning inside.
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