JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
I've just come into a 20-odd year run of the lovely satirical and social commentary magazine called Punch, or the London Charivari. The magazine was long live, surviving from 1841 to 1992; my bit is from the 1870's-1900 or so. It is oversized, printed on an interesting stock that is faintly luxurious to the touch, and bound in a bright deep blue decorated cloth--its just a pleasure to hold. Luckily I've been finding the material that I wanted to post here already online, for the most part, which means I don't need to trouble the bindings for scanning purposes.
Nursey Education Report--2 The Royal Rhythmical Alphabet
To be said or sung by the Infant Princess
Punch, August, 1841.
The following satirical alphabet comes to us from the first year of Punch's publication and has a fair amount of bite to it, particularly in regards to the landed classes. It is fairly unkind to the King, as well.