Here are entered general and comparative works dealing with the Semitic alphabet and its ancient and modern derivatives, or with similar series of characters employed to represent the sounds of a language.
Works on the process or result of recording language in the form of conventionalized visible marks or graphic signs on a surface are entered under Writing. Works on the writing of a particular language are entered under the name of the language with subdivisions Alphabet and Writing, e.g. Greek language -- Alphabet; Egyptian language -- Writing. Works on systems of writing used by several peoples are entered under Writing, followed by the name of the system, e.g. Writing, Arabic.
Works on variations in the style of writing in the past, and especially with ancient and medieval handwriting, are entered under Paleography.
Works on written languages as a form of communication or discourse are entered under Written communication.
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Broader terms:Narrower terms:Used for:
- Latin alphabet
- Roman alphabet
- Letters of the alphabet
- Latin script
Filed under: Alphabet -- Caricatures and cartoons
Filed under: Unicode (Computer character set)
Filed under: Alphabet rhymes|
Filed under: English language -- Alphabet -- Juvenile literature
Filed under: Cherokee language -- Alphabet
Filed under: Greek language -- Alphabet -- Early works to 1800
Filed under: Hebrew language -- Alphabet -- Early works to 1800Filed under: Oriya language -- Alphabet
Filed under: Sanskrit language -- India -- Tamil Nadu -- AlphabetFiled under: Telugu language -- Alphabet
- ABC: An Alphabet Written and Pictured by Mrs. Arthur Gaskin (London: E. Mathews; Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1895), by Georgie Gaskin (page images at Princeton)
- ABC Fun (Los Angeles: Broadway Department Store, ca. 1910) (page images at Princeton)
- ABC Jingles (Syracuse, NY: G.C. Hanford Mfg. Co, 1920), by G.C. Hanford Mfg. Co (page images at Princeton)
- The Absurd ABC (London and New York: John Lane, c1874), by Walter Crane (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML)
- An Alphabet of Fairy Tales (London: Gale and Polden, Ltd., 1920), by Doris Pailthorpe (page images at Princeton)
- Arthur's Book of Alphabets (London and New York: G. Routledge and Sons, n.d.) (page images at Princeton)
- Babes of the Empire: An Alphabet for Young England (London: Heinemann, 1902), by Thomas Stevens, illust. by A. H. Collins (page images at Princeton)
- The Bandit Bunny Alphabet and Other Stories (1901), by Charles M. Snyder, illust. by George Reiter Brill (page images at Princeton)
- Comic Animals and their Adventures; With Alphabet and Rhymes (ca. 1880), illust. by George H. Thompson and Louis Wain (illustrated HTML at Gutenberg Canada)
- Denslow's ABC Book (New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., 1903), by W. W. Denslow (page images at Princeton)
- Edward Lear's ABC (London: H. Frowde, Hodder and Stoughton, ca. 1913), by Edward Lear (page images at Princeton)
- Fairy A B C (New York: McLoughlin Bros, ca. 1880) (page images at childrensbooksonline.org)
- Footsteps on the Road to Learning: or, The Alphabet in Rhyme (New Haven: S. Babcock, 1850) (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML)
- The Ladder to Learning (Albany: R. H. Pease, 1852), by Miss Lovechild (Gutenberg text and illustrated HTML)
- A Naval Alphabet (London: Sands and Co., ca. 1901), by John Hassall (page images at Princeton)
- Wright's Alphabet Book (London: Wright's Coal Tar Soap, ca. 1910) (page images at Princeton)
- The Jolly Adventures of Billy Van and Betty Camp (Indianapolis: Van Camp Products Co., c1923), by Edward M. Carney, illust. by Carl Mueller
- A, Apple Pie, by Kate Greenaway
- An A. B. C. of Every-Day People, Good, Bad and Indifferent (London: Dean and Son, ca. 1902), by G. E. Farrow, illust. by John Hassall (page images at Princeton)
- An A.B.C. of Golf, by a Victim (New York: Blanchard Press, c1898), by De Witt Clinton Falls (PDF (enter the title of the book to get to the PDF) at USGA Museum)
- The Alphabet of Goody Two Shoes: By Learning Which She Soon Got Rich (London: Printed For J. Harris and Son, 1820) (page images at Princeton)
- The Bicycle ABC (London: Dean and Son, ca. 1898), by I. Noys Lewis (page images at Princeton)
- The Children of Many Nations and the ABC (Rochester, NY: Stecher Lith. Co., 1916), by Carolyn S. Hodgman, illust. by William F. Stecher (page images at Princeton)
- The Child's Alphabet, Emblematically Described and Embellished by Twenty-Four Pictures, Brought Into Easy Verse, for the Tender Capacities of Young Readers: The Whole Contrived to Allure Children Into the Love of Learning (Glasgow: Printed by J. And M. Robertson, 1805) (page images at Princeton)
- The Invited Alphabet: or, Address of A To B Containing His Friendly Proposal for the Amusement and Instruction of Good Children (London: B. Tabart and Co., 1809), by R. R., illust. by Charles Knight (page images at Princeton)
- The Keith ABC for Children (Boston: Publicity Department, Keith's Theatre, 1906), by James F. McNally, contrib. by B. F. Keith, illust. by Wallace Goldsmith (page images at Princeton)
- Laugh and Learn ABC Book (New York: McLoughlin Bros., 1900) (page images at Princeton)
- Laughable Lyrics: A Fourth Book of Nonsense Poems, Songs, Botany, Music, Etc., by Edward Lear (illustrated HTML at nonsenselit.org)
- The Mother's Picture Alphabet (London: S. W. Partridge and Co., ca. 1887) (multiple formats at Google; US access only)
- Old Aunt Elspa's ABC: We'll Soon Learn To Read, Then How Clever We'll Be (London: Field and Tuer; E.C. Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; Hamilton, Adams and Co, 1884), by Joseph Crawhall (page images at Princeton)
- Take Your Choice! or, A Peep at my Playmates (London: Printed for J. Harris and Son, 1822), by Pat Playful (page images at Princeton)
- The Teddy Bear ABC (Boston and New York: H.M. Caldwell Co., c1907), by Laura Rinkle Johnson, illust. by Margaret Landers Sanford (page images at Princeton)
- Tom Thumb's Alphabet (London: W. Darton and Son, ca. 1836) (page images at Princeton)
- The Union ABC (Boston: Degen, Estes, and Co., ca. 1864) (page images at Princeton)
- ABC Health Cards (New York: American Child Health Association, 1915) (page images at Princeton)
- Goldfish at School: or, The Alphabet of Frank the Fisherman (London: Hodgson and Co., 1823) (page images at Princeton)
- The Union Label Alphabet For Little and Big Children (Chicago: Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union of America, 1905), by Bakery and Confectionery Workers' International Union of America (page images at Princeton)
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Filed under: Writing -- History
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