"All the terrors of hell with great definiteness and detail"
by Joseph Emerson
Tenth edition of this popular primer with a theological bent, with provenance from an early woman owner.
Heartman notes that this primer was recommended by Noah Webster, Jedidiah Morse, and others.
Read more: Heartman, "Non-New England Primers," pages 45 and item 60.
Boston: T. Armstrong, 1819. 5.25'' x 3.25''. Original shell marbled wrapper, stab-stitched. Illustrated with 72 small black-and-white woodcuts. 72 pages. Several instances of owner's name "Sarah Dodge" in ink and pencil to final page and inner rear wrapper. Wrappers with some scuffing and edgewear, light worming to rear; spine reinforced. Some foxing and edgewear to leaves. Remarkably sound.
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