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Lunagirl PictureBooks: Victorian Alphabet Books

24 Complete Books! 100s of printable JPG images
300 dpi at 5-6 inches

CD OR DOWNLOAD! (choose format at checkout)

This collection contains 24 beautiful complete alphabet books from the mid to late 1800s. Alphabet picture books were among the favorites of the day, and these brightly colored and exquisitely illustrated ABC books make it easy to see why.

Ever since British bookseller John Newbery came up with the idea of books published specifically for children, there has been an avalanche of books created for young readers. The Newbery Award in the United States, named after John Newbery, is given every year for the best book published specifically for kids.

One of the most enduring traditions of books for children is the ABC book. Aside from the nursery rhyme, no other genre has been so extensively produced. The late 1800s produced scores of these books in English, and some of the best are presented in this collection of alphabet books. Most of this collection was first published in England, where these books were enjoyed by children and adults alike. Some include "early reader" lessons in addition to the alphabet.

Lunagirl Images has digitized many favorite children's books from the late 1800s, and put them in a beautiful browsing program.
Browse the books page by page or scan through always visible scrolling thumbnail images. The focus is on the illustrations themselves, so that the reader can easily print out any and all of the pictures. You can of course print out the pages of text as well if you want to create facsimiles of the original books. The colorful illustrations, rendered by the most famous picture book artists of the time, have a WOW factor sadly lacking in most modern illustrations.

Use these Victorian Era prints to decorate the nursery or classroom. Older children and adults will enjoy them as well.

Great for card making and jewelry, as well as gift tags, and labels for handcrafted items. These classic illustrations are lovely for ornaments, primitives, decoupage & other paper crafts. Use in fabric crafts or to make kitchen magnets. Add to your scrapbooking pages, altered art, collage, and mixed media. Makes a wonderful & unique gift for anyone who uses vintage or antique styles in arts and crafts.

Perfect for shabby decorating, a charming addition to nursery decor, or an Americana primitive or cottage style.

Add beautiful vintage images to your altered books, collage, jewelry, hang tags, labels, cards, quilting, embroidery patterns, decoupage, vintage & shabby decorating.


COPY & PASTE INTO YOUR IMAGE-EDITING SOFTWARE TO EDIT. Can be printed directly onto any paper, card stock, tissue, vellum, transparencies, labels, even fabric to make quilt designs.

CD OR DOWNLOAD! (choose format at checkout)
DOWNLOAD: If you choose "download" as your format, I will email you a link to download a zip file containing the images. Same images, same organization (and same license/terms).


Copyright 2009. All images are offered under license and some may be copyrighted by us. Images may not be resold, and there are limits on commercial use (see terms for details).

You are welcome to sell your unique collage art/ATCs that incorporate these images (if displayed online or published, please credit Lunagirl.com).

PLEASE READ LICENSE before purchasing -- you'll find it at www.lunagirl.com/Terms_of_Use.htm and in our etsy profile.

Victorian Alphabet ABC Books, 100s of vintage images, digital ephemera art, children illustration girls boys, nursery rhymes, download or CD



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