Leonard, L. W.
The North American Spelling Book, conformed to Worcester's Dictionary, with a progressive series of easy reading lessons
Leather-backed printed paper boards, 18mo (6.25 x 4 inches), 180pp. Without endpapers but otherwise complete. Good- condition with considerable rubbing to the exterior, corners rounded by wear, shallow chipping to spine ends. Occasional tearing and light foxing to interior, one-inch loss at the bottom of page 73 appears to be the only loss (affects 2-3 words of text). Previous owner's modern rainbow address sticker above the preface. Binding remains sound. Desirable for its many woodcut illustrations, including the classic New England Primer "picture alphabet." An early printing despite its seemingly advanced edition; literally rough around the edges, but charming nevertheless.