Hornbooks were once common objects used to teach children the alphabet and reading-readiness skills. Seven of the hornbooks listed below are described and illustrated in Andrew W. Tuer, History of the Horn-Book (London : Leadenhall Press, 1897) found at Lilly/Z1033/.H8 T9. References to this work in the descriptions are cited as Tuer and page number.

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