Item #29722 Guy's Child's Primer.
Guy's Child's Primer.
Guy's Child's Primer.
(Chapbook)

Guy's Child's Primer.

London: J. & J. Wood, c. 1845. Octavo. (8)pp. (first and last text pages glued to wrapper). With cover illustration and two frontispiece engravings by W.D. Hornsby. This primer was issued as part of Wood's Juvenile Library, and contains two pages of alphabets and numbers, followed by 26 short lessons comprised mostly of single-syllable words to develop reading skills among the very young. In one of the final lessons, in which the reader puts their skills to the test to read a small passage, the child learns that rail travel has superseded the stagecoach. Uncommon: this title is known in a single institutional holding. Small splits to spine ends, short horizontal tear to lower margin of pp. 2/3. Overall very good in publisher's printed yellow wrappers. Item #29722

Price: $350.00

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