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Whalebone Spelling Alphabet

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A large mahogany-cased child's teaching game made up of 184 whalebone tablets engraved with capital letters and, to the reverse, lower case letters. Unusually, each pocket is written with an identifying letter at the base, a further rare feature being separate provision for each of the five vowels.

 

English circa 1800.

 

11 in x 7 in x 1 1/8 in

 

Item Code: 3366

£ 1500

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