Books for children on the alphabet and history of writing

Prepared by Chris Cicchetti


P 211 D53 1968b
Diringer, David. The Alphabet: a Key to the History of Mankind. 3rd ed. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1968. 2 Vol.

PJ 3019 D7
Driver, Godfrey Rolles. Semitic Writing from pictograph to alphabet. Rev. ed. London: published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 1954.

P 211 F783
Friedrich, Johannes. Extinct languages. New York: Philosophical Library, 1957.

P 211 M64
Moorhouse, Alfred Chalres. The Triumph of the Alphabet: a History of Writing. New York: H. Schuman, 1953.

P 211 O4
Ogg, Oscar. The 26 Letters. New York: T.Y. Crowell Co, 1948.

P 211 T5
Thompson, Samuel Winfield. The ABC of Our Alphabet. New York: The Studio Publications, 1942.



Juv. PZ 10 A67 AB
Asimov, Isaac. ABC's Of The Ocean. New York: Walker & Company, 1970.

Juv. PZ 8.3 P55825 Ce
Atheneum, Jon Reid. Celestino Piatti's Animal ABC. New York: McClelland & Stewart Ltd., 1966.

Juv. PZ 7 B2923 Ho3
Baskin, Leonard. Hosie's Alphabet. New York: Viking Press, 1972.

Juv. PZ 8.3 B8148 Pe
Brown, Marcia. Peter Piper's Alphabet. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1959.

Juv. P 117 C5 1980
Charlip, Remy. Handtalk: an ABC of Finger Spelling & Sign Language. New York: Four Winds Press, 1980.

Juv. PZ 8.3 C55 Hu
Cleary, Beverly. The Hullabaloo ABC. Berkeley, California: Parnassus Press, 1960.

Juv. PZ 7 D957 A
Duvoisin, Roger. A For The Ark. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Company, 1952.

Juv. PZ 7 E565 Aad
Emberley, Edward R.. Ed Emberley's ABC. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1978.

Juv. PE 1155 E35 1989
Ehlert, Lois. Eating The Alphabet. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989.

Juv. PZ 7 E343 Ap
Eichenberg, Fritz. Ape In A Cape. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1952.

Juv. PL 8701 F4
Feelings, Muriel. Jambo Means Hello: Swahili Alphabet Book. New York: The Dial Press, 1976.

Juv. PZ G121 A
Gág, Wanda. The ABC Bunny. New York: Coward Mc Cann Inc., 1933.

Juv. PZ 7 G827A
Greenaway, Kate. A Apple Pie. London, New York: G. Routledge and Sons, 1886

Juv. PZ 8.3 H1193 A1 1984
Hague, Kathleen. Alphabears: An ABC Book. New York: Henry Holt & Co, 1984.

Juv. PE 1155 H9 2000
Hyman, Trina Schart. The Alphabet Game. New York: Seastar Books, 2000.

Juv. PZ 7 K65 Wh
Kitamura, Satoshi. What's Inside? The Alphabet Book. Italy: A & C Black, 1985.

Juv. PR 4879 L2 E3 1983
Lear, Edward. An Edward Lear Alphabet. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1983.

Juv. N 5335 N4 B765 1988
Mayers, Florence Cassen. ABC Egyptian Art from the Brooklyn Museum. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1988.

Juv. PZ 7 M5255 A13
Mendoza, George. The Alphabet Boat: a Seagoing Alphabet Book. New York: American Heritage Press, 1972.

Juv. Gn 645 M87
Musgrove, Margaret. Ashanti To Zulu. New York: The Dial Press, 1976.

Juv. PZ 8.3 P2746 1978
Provensen, Alice and Martin. A Peaceable Kingdom: the Shaker Abecedarius. New York: The Viking Press, 1978.

Juv. PZ 7 W647 A2

Wildsmith, Brian. ABC. New York: Oxford University Press, 1962.


Microfilm 7
Bible. Manuscripts, Greek. Codex Alexandrinus.

Microfilm 6
Bible. Manuscripts, Greek. Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus.

Microfilm 8
Bible. Manuscripts, Greek. Codex Vaticanus 1209.

BS 64 S5 B7 1955
British Museum. The Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Alexandrinus. 2nd ed. London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1955.

fK 436 A11 C6
Codex Theodoxianus. The Theodosian Code and Nevels, and the Sirmondian Constitutions. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1952.

LAC 13607
Colombo, Cristoforo. Codex Diplomaticus of Christopher Columbus. His own book of privileges, 1502.

QL 698 L413 1982
Leonardo, da Vinci. The Codex on the Flight of Birds. 1st ed. New York: Johnson Reprint: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982.

BS 64 S5 M5
Milne, Herbert John Mansfield. Scribes and Correctors of the Codex Sinaiticus. London: British Museum, 1938.

fF 1219.76 A78 P37 1983
Pasztory, Esther. Aztec Art. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1983.
Refers to: Codices Borgia, Boturini, Ixtlilxochitl, Magliabecchiano, Mendoza, Museo de América, Nuttall, Telleriano-Remensis, de Teotenantzin, Vaticanus, Xolotl, Matritenses.

fF 1435.3 P6 T45
Thompson, John Eric Sidney, Sir. A Commentary on the Dresden Codex; a Maya Hieroglyphic Book. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1972.


fPJ 1097 F53
Fischer, Henry George. Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy: a Beginners Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979.

Juv. N 5350 G6
Glubok, Shirley. The Art of Ancient Egypt. New York: Atheneum, 1967.

Juv. PZ 8.3 M85
Mother Goose in Hieroglyphics. London: V. Gollancz, 1963.

Vertical File "Rosetta Stone"
Quirke, Stephan and Andrews, Carol. The Rosetta Stone: Facsimile Drawing with an Introduction and Translations. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989.


P 211 B28 1974
Barber, E.J. W. Archaeological Decipherment: a Handbook. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1974.

P 211 C59
Claiborne, Robert. The Birth of Writing. New York: Time-Life Books, 1974.

P 211 D55
Diringer, David. Writing. New York: Prager, 1962.

P 211 G37 1963
Gelb, Ignace J. A Study of Writing. 2nd ed. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1963.

P 112 J45
Jennings, Gary. Personalities of Language. New York: Crowell, 1965.

Z 45 T75
Tsien, Tsuen-hsuin. Written on Bamboo and Silk: the Beginnings of Chinese Books and Inscriptions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.

Wisdom of the Bible." Wisdom. V. 39, 1964.


Juv. PZ 10 C25 St
Cahn, William. The Story of Writing: from Cave Art to Computer. Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.: Harvey House, 1963.

Juv. AZ 108 L82
Lubell, Winifred & Cecil. Picture Signs and Symbols. New York: Parents' Magazine Press, 1972.

Juv. Z 40 T3
Taylor, Margaret C. Wht's yr nm?. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1970.


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