The Royal Alphabet..

In original yellow paper wrappers, with verses, woodcuts and head and tailpiece vignettes, front and rear.





Derby: Printed by and for Henry Mozley and Son.,




Would you a pretty scholar be, make haste to learn your a, b, c

Item Description

Chapbook. 2.5 x 3.75 inches. 23 pp. + [1] Wrapper constitutes pp.1 and 24. Illustrated by woodcuts.


The bookselling and printing firm of Henry Mozley was established in Derby around 1815 and flourished throughout the century as a family run business. Mozley published and sold many local books and gazetteers as well as a range of children's literature. This educational chapbook was an example of a number of alphabets issued by the firm; other titles included The A, B, C. Book, The Apple-pie Alphabet and The Poetical Alphabet. All of these were of eleven pages only and it has not been possible to trace a copy of The Royal Alphabet in COPAC.

[Stock No. 20865]

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