(National Spelling Primer). The National Spelling Primer : arranged for the use of Children with various Alphabets. St. John, N.B. : Robert Hunter, Printer, Bookseller, and Stationer, 17 Dock Street., 1865. Pp. -30, . 16mo (74mm x 106mm or 2 7/8th" x 4 3/16th"), sewn rose coloured paper covers, illustrated with a drawing of a fully rigged sailing vessel on the high seas, black lettering to front, hand bound.
Not in TPL, Lande or Osborne.
The rear cover shows a delightfully illustrated advertisement , featuring a bandy-legged, moustachioed gentleman (slightly reminiscent of the style of John Tenniel's drawings from Alice in Wonderland), blowing a coronet, with a sign suspended from its length.
Includes examples of the alphabet, grammar, spelling lists, and lessons in reading.
Extremely small pin hole to the middle of the front cover, small darker specks to front, some creasing to lower rear cover, lower front corner slightly bumped, spine edge and both covers lightly rubbed, else a very nice little volume. Scarce. NOTE: Shipping will be less for this wee item. 300.00