Is this shape a little Kindle-like?
This is a Horn Book. The kind before we had today’s The Horn Book .
Horn Books were available to learners, especially children (usually boys) who were able to sit with a teacher, in the Colonies, especially Massachusetts, New York, Connectitcut, Rhode Island, New Jersey & Pennsylvania, of Great Britain (later the U.S.A)
This Horn Book is for a wealthy family, crafted of silver and ivory & it most likely was made in England.
It is one of many treasures in the Children’s Literature Center of the Library of Congress, where the Chief, Dr. Sybille A. Jagusch, is herself another treasure for you to discover there.
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