Starry Flag ABC Book

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Starry Flag ABC Book

250.00

(ABC). NY: McLoughlin Bros., 1899. 4to. First edition. Color pictorial wraps.

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Alphabet books are a collecting category in and of themselves and it would be difficult to find a more striking example than McLoughlin's Starry Flag ABC Book. With outstanding full color chromolithographs throughout, this patriotic publication features a cover with a young navy cabin boy draped in the US flag and each letter of the alphabet festooned in red, white and blue. Additional three-color illustrations and text cover a variety of subjects ("words with three letters," "alphabet jingles," "some Fourth of July boys") but the real treasures here are the beautiful chromos. In VG+ condition with a small (1") split in the covers at the tail of the spine.