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The New-England primer improved : for the more easy attaining the true reading of English. : To which is added the Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism
Alternate (uniform) Title New England primer
Alternate Title Shingle book
Alternate (uniform) Title Dialogue between Christ, youth, and the Devil
Boston: : Printed by Edward Draper, at his printing-office, in Newbury-Street, and sold by John Boyle in Marlborough-Street., 1777. [i.e., 1849]
Location Call Number Status
 Closed Juvenile Historic/Ask staff  jPE.New2N3 1849    AVAILABLE
May G. Quigley Collection Bookplate
Subject(s) Catechisms, English -- Early works to 1800 -- Juvenile literature
Readers (Primary) -- Juvenile literature
Physical Description [84] p. : ill., port. ; 12 cm
Note Library's copy may lack first leaf or that leaf may be glued to cover therefore the copy lacks [p.2]. The copy's cover is a paper covered shingle on both front and back with a leather spine and is missing most of the last leaf, i.e. the last page of "A dialogue between Christ, youth, and the Devil."
"A society of ladies was formed in Boston, in the time of Mr. Whitefield, for improvement in personal piety ... The Society met weekly for prayer, 'reading some sound and serious book,' singing, and other exercises adapted to 'spiritual edification.' ... This edition of the New England primer, is a reprint and fac-simile of one of those owned and used by that society."--Advertisement, p. [3]
Includes poems, hymns, and prayers
Title page appears on p. [7]
"The earliest information the publisher is yet able to collect, of the origin of the New England primer, is contained in the following extract, from an almanac now in the library of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston ... Ira Webster. Boston, August 9th, 1844."--p. [1]. "Hartford, Conn. Published and sold by Ira Webster. 1843. Stereotyped by R.H. Hobbs."--at foot of p. [2]. The latest certificate of the text's authenticity reproduced on p. [4] is dated October 30, 1849. For more information about Ira Webster's facsimile resissues of the New England primer, see George Parker Winship's Notes on a reprint of the New-England primer improved for the year 1777, [1922], p. [9]
"A dialogue between Christ, youth, and the Devil."--p. [75-84]
Series May G. Quigley collection
MISC United States Connecticut Hartford
United States Massachusetts Boston
Alternate Author Cotton, John, 1584-1652. Spiritual milk
Webster, Ira, 1781-1859, publisher
Boyle, John, 1746-1819, bookseller
Draper, Edward, 1749-1831, printer
Hobbs, Richard H., stereotyper
Westminster Assembly (1643-1652). Shorter catechism

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