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Unpaginated pages; Original leather backed paper covered wood boards. Binding worn, with about half the leather spine now missing and a couple of small pieces of the blue paper, revealing the thin slivers of wood boards. Minor damage to the rear endpapers. This is a 19th century edition of the original 1777 edition of the renowned New England Primer, published in Boston by Edward Draper. (see Heartman 60). This splendid facsimile was issued by Ira Webster in Hartford, Connecticut in 1844. 3 page prefatory material, introduction and an advertisement for this edition, then follows the frontispiece woodcut portrait of John Hancock, after which follows the primer, with Ira Webster's version of its 1777 title page. See American Imprints 44-4498 for this facsimile and Evans 15451 for the original it reproduces (quite handsomely, on paper with a blue tint). Worn, but sound. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings.
Title: The New England Primer Improved for the Most Easy Attaining the True Reading of English To Which is Added the Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism
Publisher: Hartford, Ira Webster: 1844
Book Condition: Good+
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 41619