Hard Cover. Amsterdam: S. Emmering, 1971. Near Fine.
Reprint. Second volume of a two-volume set, Volume I of which is a facsimile reproduction of the first two-volume edition, combined into a single volume; Volume II of this edition functions as an appendix with three-dimensional facsimiles of illustrations in the first volume. Publisher's fold-out style book with yellow cloth boards lettered in brown, when opened the three boards lay flat, each with a white paper onlay, the first printed with table of contents, second labeled Volume I and containing three facsimile hornbooks held by two elastic bands attached to board, third labeled Volume II and containing four facsimile hornbooks also held by two elastic bands. A near fine copy with some light staining to white paper onlays and a touch of rubbing to a few of the facsimile hornbooks. History of the Horn-Book is a reference text about hornbooks by publisher, printer and typographer Andrew White Tuer. Crafted from various materials, these paddles were once a common tool for teaching children the alphabet and early literacy skills. As with many books intended for children, these hornbooks were utilitarian items meant to be used until too worn to be effective, and, consequently, very few were preserved in library and archival collections despite their significance to the history of early education. Furthermore, the hornbook was previously underexplored in reference texts, and so Tuer draws on a variety of sources, including drawings that incorporate hornbooks and poetry that references their practical use. This accompanying second volume with facsimile horn-books provides readers with tangible examples of a few of the illustrations in the first volume.