the alphabet of old friends

The Alphabet of Old Friends. Author unknown. George Routledge & Sons, London & New York, 1874-76 (?). Illustrator: Walter Crane (1845-1915).

Illustrated with color printed wood engravings mounted on linen, this is an alphabet of nursery rhymes intended more to give pleasure to the child rather than teach the alphabet. Here “old friends” refers to the nursery rhyme characters who appear on the front cover.

Children’s Historical Literature Collection. University of Washington Libraries.