The New-York reader, no. 1; adapted to the capacities of the younger class of learners; being, selections of easy lessons, calculated to inculcate morality and piety

New-York: Samuel Wood & Sons, 1817. 24mo, pp. [2], 141, [1]; likely lacking a half-title; frontispiece of geometric terms; upper board lost, lower board present but nearly separated, tidestain on corner of lower gatherings, corners dogeared, the occasional juvenile scribble in pencil inside. Fair only. An elementary reader starting at simple words, then phrases, then short one- and two-page passages. The text is generic and rarely includes New York in the context. It was popular across the US, with copies used as far away as Virginia and Georgia. See Carpenter, History of American Schoolbooks, pp.67-8. This 1817 edition not in American Imprints. Item #58330

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