The Great Eastern ABC
A clever replica of a much-loved children's book The Great Eastern ABC. Originally published in 1858, it's as loved by kids today as it was 160 years ago. Brightly illustrated with period script, it's full of fun details and descriptions. "N for needle, magnetic with hole. Suspended on pivot, points true to the pole."
When the SS Great Eastern was launched in 1858, souvenirs were sold to mark the occasion. At this time, Brunel was seen as a celebrity and the launch of his ship in London marked a huge event.