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A.B.C. with Noah [wartime volvelle].
Date of Publication: 1945
Stock Code: 7703
N.d but circa 1945. Circular volvelle approximately 23.5 cm in diameter; cream upper surface with printed titles and background of tiny letters of the alphabet, decorated with animal silhouettes in brown and printed on wartime economy paper and card. The upper surface has two apertures through which prints on the revolving lower disc may be viewed; they depict respectively a lower-case letter of the alphabet together with animal silhouette, and a capital letter and the associated word beginning with the appropriate letter to match (so when the lower disc is rotated to the letter U a unicorn is revealed in the upper window and the word unicorn in the lower window). A clean copy in Near Fine condition.
Scarce children’s ABC, matching letters and pictures with words, with a Noah’s Ark theme of various animals. All the windows depict animals except for letter V for Victory, presumably to commemorate the end of the Second World War.
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