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The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson

Contributed by Felix Nic on May 23rd, 2021. Artwork published in .
    The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson 1
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    The Abecedarian Book is “an alphabet book of big words for adults with the curiosity of children with the capacity of adults”. Written by Charles W. Ferguson and illustrated by John Alcorn, it was published by Little, Brown & Co. in 1964.

    The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson 2
    Source: https://www.etsy.com PerdidoBeachTrading. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson 3
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    The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson 4
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    The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson 5
    Source: https://www.ebay.com driverman1028. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson 7
    Source: https://raisingfaye.com Tracey Gromek. License: All Rights Reserved.
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    Source: https://www.etsy.com PerdidoBeachTrading. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson 9
    Source: https://raisingfaye.com Tracey Gromek. License: All Rights Reserved.
    The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson 10
    Source: https://www.thebookbundler.com Black Octopus Books. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Typefaces

    • Safari
    • Campanile
    • Grant No. 2
    • Columbus
    • News Gothic
    • Bookman
    • Latin Bold
    • unidentified typeface

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    1 Comment on “The Abecedarian Book by Charles W. Ferguson”

    1. Thank you very much, Felix! I have added a few more typeface IDs. I believe the word “BOOK” on the jacket is a light version of Columbus. I haven’t been able to find the typeface used for “ABC” on the cover, as well as the one for the big single letters in the interior. If it’s a typeface (as opposed to custom drawn letterforms), that is.

      Several of the featured faces including Safari, Campanile, Grant No. 2 were included in the Morgan Press Collection. That’s not too surprising: John Alcorn designed the catalogs for this series of revivals of wood and foundry typefaces.

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