The illustrated primer, or, Child's first book : designed for the earliest instruction in schools and families : embellished with numerous engravings. [and] The national pictorial primer, or, The first book for children : designed for home or parental instruction : embellished with numerous engravings, and pretty stories, which will please the children amazingly! [and] The United States school primer : designed for schools and families : carefully compiled for the instruction and improvement of the infant mind and heart : containing more than one hundred engravings.

New York: Published by George F. Cooledge & Brother, Booksellers and publishers, 323 Pearl Street : Stereotyped by Redfield & Savage, NY, [between 1849 and 1871]. 3 vols. (complete set), slim 8vo, each 48 pp. plus ads at front and back. Profusely illustrated throughout with woodcuts interspersed with text. Original green (or yellow or blue) printed boards, cloth backstrips, printed endpapers toned, paper over hinges worn, stamp of Stockbridge Book Store in two volumes. A wonderful set of these rare primers, no copies currently listed online and only a handful noted in US libraries, namely 6 copies in all of the three titles. Not in Osborne, no copy noted at Princeton, no copies at auction. Item #103031

Price: $795.00

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