Winchester, VA: Privately published, 1884. First Edition. Octavo. Original pebbled cloth, titled in gilt on front cover; 62,(2)pp; illus. Front free endpaper adhered to cover, with some darkening from adhesive; crack to hinge at gutter between pp 16-17 (holding strong); general wear and soil -- complete and Good.
A scarce public-school textbook, clearly intended for students bound for clerkships and secretarial positions. Allwine was a former Principal of Schools in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. This item very scarce - not previously seen by us in 30 years of selling books in Winchester; two copies located in OCLC (Library of Virginia and LC).