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ABC-Buch für kleine und grosse Kinder

Illustrated by Ludwig Richter (German, 1803–1884), Illustrated by Eduard Julius Friedrich Bendemann (German, 1811–1889), Illustrated by Julius Hübner (German, 1806–1882), Illustrated by Theobald von Oer (German, 1807–1885), Illustrated by Carl Gottlieb Peschel (German, 1798–1879), Illustrated by Ernst Ferdinand Oehme (German, 1797–1855), Illustrated by Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel (German, 1804–1861), Illustrated by Adolf Ehrhardt (German, 1813–1899), Illustrated by Otto Wagner (German, 1803–1861), Engraved by John Allanson (English, active Germany and Canada, 1800–1859), Engraved by Johann Gottfried Flegel (German, 1815–1881), Engraved by August Hermann Bosse (German, active United States, 1824–after 1854), Engraved by Emil Oswald Geller (German, born in 1821), Engraved by Hermann Krüger (German, 1823–1909), Engraved by Karl Eduard Kretzschmar (German, 1807–1858), Author Robert Reinick (German, 1805–1852), Author Ferdinand Hiller (German, 1811–1885), Publisher Georg Wigand (German, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Leipzig, Germany


Overall: 21 x 17.1 x 1.9 cm (8 1/4 x 6 3/4 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 26 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Leipzig: Georg Wigand, 1845) Quarto; [2 ff.] 96 pp., plus plates [lacking pp. 25-26 and plate for letter “N”]; contemporary half brown morocco, brown cloth boards.

Genre and religious scenes illustrating letters of the alphabet.

Leipzig: Georg Wigand, 1845


Philip Hofer, Cambridge, MA (1898-1984), by whom given to MFA, May 8, 1941.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Hofer, Esq.