The Parents' Manual; or, Home and School Training
Green blind embossed cloth 8vo with gilt-stamped spine, 290pp. Engraved frontis portrait with tissue guard. Near Fine with a slight lean and touch of rubbing to extremities. Mild foxing to title page only. Dated signature of L. L. Sproul, San Francisco 1878, on first blank. Tight, clean copy.Orcutt was a prominent educator originally from a rural New Hampshire family with limited access to education. In addition to his work as an instructor, he served as principal of the Tilden Ladies' Seminary and was briefly a representative in the New Hampshire General Court (1870-72), where he spearheaded the establishment of the State Normal School at Plymouth, arranged for the reorganization of local school systems and created mandates for public school attendance.