Philadelphia: M'Carty & Davis, 1830.
16mo, 167 pp, in original cloth-backed boards. Illustrated with wood engravings of animals, most of which are nicely hand colored. A good, sound copy with external wear and soiling, light foxing throughout. Widely used in Pennsylvania schoolrooms, this spelling text went through at least 14 editions between 1822 and 1853. It is divided into lessons based on word length (one to six syllables), accompanied by short reading passages on subjects "such as are calculated to inspire the youthful mind with a love of virtue and truth while, at the same time, they amuse and instruct."