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ABC Buch Oder Erste Anfangs Buchlein

Artist/Maker:
Henkel, Solomon __Publisher ||Henkel, Ambrose __author
Place Made:
New Market Virginia United States of America
Date Made:
1819
Medium:
ink –paper
Accession Number:
2535.3
Description:
A thirty-six page German language alphabet book for children. It is extensively illustrated with woodblock prints. Each page is dedicated to a particular letter and includes a woodblock print, a small passage of text, and a list of words.

The Henkel Press was founded in 1806 by Ambrose Henkel (1786-1870) and his brother Solomon Henkel (1777-1847). Though the press is best known for publishing German-language religious literature, it also produced secular educational materials like this book.

RELATED OBJECTS: MESDA has a large collection of Henkel Press material (acc 5550). Among this material are woodblocks, books, prints, and manuscript material. MESDA also has a New Market fancy-painted chair owned by press co-founder Solomon Henkel (acc. 5838)

Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton