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"The New England Primer"

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Advertised as an easy and pleasant guide to the art of reading, this New England primer is a facsimile reprint circa 1905. Illustrated with black and white woodcuts, the rhyming lessons were intended to teach moral values as well as reading. Schoolbooks were not provided by the schools at this time and parents were obligated to purchase books for their children from a list approved by their local District School Committee.


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