Portland, ME: Sanborn and Carter, 1846. Fiftieth Edition. Octavo (18.5cm); one quarter black paper with brown paper sides, gilt on spine; iv,228pp. Comprehensive dampstaining, wear and soiling; pinholes to spine hinges; board extremities rubbed and chapped, corners bumped. Textblock foxed and damped; stray marks throughout; Ben & Bernarda Shahn bookplate on front pastedown. Good or Better.
A c.1840's guide to the English language, geared towards younger students. With lessons in grammar, parts of speech, syntax, and composition.