Guy's Spelling Book; or An Easy Introduction to Spelling and Reading, In Seven Parts
Title continues: "Containing a Great Variety of Easy Lessons, Exactly Adapted to the Capacities of Youth; and Arranged in a New, Easy, and Pleasing Order; the Tables of Words Divided and Accented According to the Purest Modes of Pronunciation." Lessons about the seasons, the family cat ("Poor Puss!"), the pet dog ("Mr. Bow-wow!"), scripture, and how children should behave, from how to walk ("Turn out your toes and tread firmly") to how to eat ("Pick your bones clean, and lay them on your plate"). Also fables such as The Discontented Ass, hymns, geography, etc.
- Publisher: T. M. Cradock
- Edition: Fifty-fourth edition, revised and thoroughly corrected
- Date Published: 1840
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Very good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
168 p. 19 cm. Numerous b&w illustrations. Full leather with torn spine ends and bumped corners. Ink signature on front cover and on endpapers. Foxing.