ABC Book by C.B. Falls. Doubleday, 1923.
I am a fan of woodcut illustrations and I am also a fan of innovative,
non-touristy alphabet books. Be prepared to see plenty of them on this
list. Today's book combines the best of
both. C.B. Falls was a noted illustrator, book designer, and poster
artist from the early-mid-20th century, but I don't think he ever
produced anything as fine as this iconic, 4-coloured woodcut alphabet
that has never once looked anything but cutting edge since it was first
published 91 years ago.
The entire book is available from
archive.org through a browse-able interface, and I suggest you all take
the 30 seconds required to flip through it. https://archive.org/details/abcbook00fall
I've also posted a couple of pictures below to brighten your day.
For the historians and book culture lovers in the crowd, here is a link
to a short blog post on Falls' participation in the WWII Books for
Victory campaign. http://www.booksforvictory.com/2014/02/illustrator-c-b-falls-and-victory-book.html