66 771 A B books Ames Mrs Ernest
66/ 771 [A.B.-books]. Ames, Mrs. Ernest. An ABC for Baby Patriots. London, Dean and son, n.d. (1898), (43)p., entirely lithogr., 21 full-p. col. lithogr. ills., orig. clothbacked pict. boards, obl. large 4to.

- Four lvs. lacking portions, affecting text and image; two lvs. reattached w. scotch tape; all lvs. (sl.) (finger)soiled in margins; a few lvs. frayed and/ or w. repaired tears. Covers soiled; board edges rubbed, corners showing.

= Rare. A rather nationalist and British imperialist children's book. With lines such as: "C is for Colonie. Rightly we boast, That of all the great nations Great Britain has most", "K is for Kings; One warlike and haughty, Great Britain subdued them Because they'd been naughty" and "O is for Ocean, where none but a fool would ever dare question Our title to rule". SEE IILLUSTRATION PLATE XVI.

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