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O, an easy and pleasant
Guide to the Art of Reading.
Adorn’d with Cuts,

To which are added,
The Assembly of Divines,
and Mr. Cotton’s

Printed by E. DRAPER, for B.
LARKIN, in Cornhill

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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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"The New England Primer"

publisher   Ginn and Company
author   Benjamin Larkin (1754-1803)
date   c. 1905
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   4.5"
width   3.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Textbook / Schoolbooks
accession #   #L99.139

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