2022-11-23 New Publications: Alphabets and a poetical sampler


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F-IS113 Alphabete fur Stickerei N0 18,I
Stapled softcover oblong booklet, 8 pages not including the covers. Four sets of alphabets, three of them with a smaller version included. and two with additionally a lower-case alphabet as well. One of the lower-case alphabets contains two versions of the letter s.
Scans donated by Jackie Isler, from the collection of her grandmother Helen Balmat Gorman.

F-CO004 Sampler by Mary Ann Fleet, circa 1820
Fragment of a text sampler. It originally had a border around three sides that has been removed. What remains are three stanzas from a song exhorting young ladies not to rely on their good looks. The song is number 118 shown in a book from 1785, The Humming Bird, available in archive.org, https://archive.org/details/hummingbirdacol00birdgoog/page/n316/mode/2up
The sampler text uses an f instead of the long s. The printed text shows the letters are very slightly different.
Images donated by ebay seller cockleheart, edited by Sytske Wijnsma

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