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Youth's Instructor in the English Tongue - - 1760. 
D. And J. Kneeland, Boston 1760 - Being a more plain, easy and regular Method of Teaching young Children, with a greater Variety of very useful Collections than any other Book of this Kind and Bigness Extant. Collected from Dixon, Bailey, Owen, Strong and Watts. Boston, printed by D. and J. Kneeland, opposite to the Prison in Queen-Street, for Thomas Leverett in Cornhill. 1760. 149pp. An important document on Colonial American education. One corner of title page missing, with loss of publisher's name and date. Similar loss to front endpaper. Page 1-2 missing, page 2-3 torn off at cornerbut printed area intact, and pages 5-8 mostly cut off. The rest of the text is intact, with vocabulary, punctuation, etc., stories of famous men and Biblical excerpts, arithmetic, with forms of bills, bonds, releases etc. A great deal may be learned from itemized bills from a smith and from a seamstress. The endpapers are covered with contemporary chidren's signatures and number practice.Leather binding worn at extremities. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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