Cobb's Spelling Guide 1825 American leather school book pronunciation guideBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Cobb's Spelling Book, Being a Just Standard for Pronouncing the English Language, Containing the Rudiments of the English Language, Arranged in Catechetical Order, an Organization of the Alphabet, an Easy Scheme of Spelling and Pronunciation, Determined with Easy Reading Lessons, To Which are Added Some Useful Tables with the Names of Cities, Counties, Town, Rivers, Lakes, &c. in the United States, and a List of the Proper Names Contained in the New Testament, and Pronounced According to the Best Authorities, by Lyman Cobb.
Revised edition published c. 1825, Brattleborough, Vermont by Holbrook & Fessenden.
168 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontispiece.
Scarce early 19th century school book with an interesting Vermont imprint.
Period 1/4 leather book with actual wooden boards covered by paper, leather spine.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding heavily age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, wooden boards exposed, rear cover broken in middle with loss, remains overall attractive as an object. Clearly a much used school book.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4"W.