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Lessons and Pictures for Little Folks.

Boston: W.J. Reynolds, c. 1847. 12mo. 64 pp. Frontispiece and numerous full-page illustrations and vignettes from wood engravings. A primer that attempts to eschew the traditional model of teaching reading through a rote memorization of the alphabet and subsequent syllabic reading, this text anticipates the whole language approach and uses familiar words and short tales to bring a student more quickly to language in context. In spite of that, there is still a page of upper- and lower-case alphabets, a list of days of the week, and other mainstays of early primers. In printed glazed paper wrappers which show some chipping and creasing. Marginal dampstain to several preliminary and terminal pages. Overall a very good copy of a relatively uncommon title, known in only four institutional holdings. Item #30481

Price: $275.00

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