A is for antiquarian, B is for beautiful, C is for collectible... when it's time to learn reading, children invariably begin by learning the alphabet, and often colorful, simply worded picture books are instrumental, with rich illustrations for each letter. Nowadays the subject matter and accompanying art are typically childlike: toys, foods, animals and the like. But in years gone by, alphabet books were a big thing, and the subject matter ranged from military, to transportation, sports, royalty, hunting and more. Many of these alphabet books to teach the ABCs have become sought after and collectible. Enjoy some of the most beautiful old alphabet books for sale on AbeBooks.