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The Child's Own Book; or, Spelling and Reading Illustrated by Emblematic Figures. Part I [-IV]

Illustrated by Abel Bowen (American, 1790–1850), Illustrated by Alonzo Hartwell (American, 1805–1873)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts


Overall: 14.5 x 12.5 x 2.4 cm (5 11/16 x 4 15/16 x 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with numerous wood engravings

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1830) Octavo, four parts in one vol.; 103 [of 128] leaves; nineteenth-century half brown calf, marbled paper boards.

Numerous illustrations of animals, figures, natural history, and emblems for children’s book

Boston: Munroe and Francis, 1830


Dr. Charles E. Clark, Lynn, Mass., by whom given to MFA, 1897.

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Gift of Dr. Charles E. Clark