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Abecedaria! Fine Press and Children's ABC Books

Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections Gallery, Hollings Library
Jan 14, 2013 - Apr 27, 2013

Abecedaria! Fine Press and Children's ABC Books

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library

February - April, 2013

This exhibition will explore how the alphabet has been treated and interpreted by educational publishers, children's authors and illustrators, artists, fine press printers, and other literary and historical figures. It will show historical and contemporary ABC books as well as examples of artists' books and contemporary fine printing, early schoolbooks and primers, and other graphic works that explore the nature, design, and meanings we place upon the 26-letter Roman alphabet.