Noah Webster's Elementary Spelling Book 1829 Brattleboro VT school book childrenBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Elementary Spelling Book: Being an Improvement of the American Spelling Book, by Noah Webster.
Published 1829, Brattleborough, Vermont by Holbrook & Fessenden.
169 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontispiece.
Period 1/4 leather binding, paper covered original wooden boards.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding age worn but still appealing, front cover detached along joint and held in place only by the two original binding cords, leather rubbed, front joint cracked, remains overall attractive as a hand-made book of this early period.
Text block paper is well age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7" H x 4 1/2" W.