Published in Boston by Wm. Crosby and H.P. Nichols. Two inscriptions inside front cover: (top) Abbott H. Thayer, Christmas, 1854; (bottom) given to Mary Bloede Thayer on her 10th birthday, March 11th 1886. Several illustrations are hand-colored, most likely by Abbott or Mary Thayer during childhood.
The illustrated alphabet of animals, 1851. Abbott Handerson Thayer and Thayer family papers, 1851-1999, bulk 1881-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560