James Blackwood & Co., London, 1845. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. Various Unnamed (illustrator). Stereotype Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Book Description : c1845, Stereotype Edition of 132 pages; blindstamped design to brown cloth hardback boards; illustrated alphabet of foreigners; G.
Vyse's Victorian book on spelling starts with the fundamentals of recognising letters and letter combinations and moves to words steadily increasing in syllables but neatly group as to where the stress or accent falls. There are lists of words, places, and people, and this is interpersed with Vyse's lessons. Numbering over 100 they are derived from various sources including the bible, and give moral maxims in verse and rhyme on such topics as this mortal life and the hereafter, one's station in society, and how to conduct oneself agreeably (and obediently) in various circumstances (in church, before equals, before elders, at table etc.). The last section of the book gives advice on to young men who are making their first entrance into the world.
Book Condition : Good : bumping to head and foot of spine covering with wear here; some shelfwear and some wear to edges; cloth slightly folded at spine cover; denting to corner tips which are slightly worn; partial fading along spine and top edges; otherwise cloth covers with general and fairly mild rubbing; embossed cover design still clearly visible; front board inside hinge has been neatly repaired at some time with white cotton-like adhesive tape; slight cracking at back board join which has induced a small tear to last leaf; free endpapers/pastedowns are yellowed; inner pages are mildly yellowed; some pages have minor dab of foxing usually at lower margin; no observable marks - clean throughout; binding to body of book secure and sound. Bookseller Inventory 000827