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Seller: nevermore_antiques_and_books (841) 100%, Location: Wallingford, Connecticut, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 302951305728 Up for sale is this rare 1794 copy of Noah Webster's, "An American Selection of Lessons in Reading and Speaking." The title page then goes on to say that the book is, "Calculated to Improve the Minds and Refine the Taste of Youth. And Also to Instruct Them in the Geography, History, and Politics of the United States. To which is Prefixed Rules in Elocution, and Directions for Expressing the Principal Passions of the Mind. Being the Third Part of Grammatical Institute of the English Language." The binding of the book is made up of paper covered boards and a leather spine. The covers have some wear as illustrated in the photos. The interior hinges are cracked and there are some interior cracks to the binding, but the binding of the book is still good and sound. The pages are tanned from age with some occasional soiling/foxing. There are a small amount of pages with some small penciled brackets/notations as well as a small amount of pages with some period notations in fountain pen. Three leaves are missing their bottom half, please see the 4th photo. Page 10 has a horizontal tear a couple of inches in length and page 11 has a long horizontal tear the width of the page. There are a small amount of other pages with some smaller tears and some chips. Some of the chips affect a small portion of the text. The worst of the flaws are shown in the photos, though there are some other less severe ones that aren't pictured. There are a small amount of pages which have some sections of partial detachment, but all the pages are still attached to the binding. There is an old piece of fabric that was tucked between the pages and was likely used as a book mark. The front and back free endpapers are missing and there is some writing on the inside covers. There is a name written on the top page edge as illustrated in the last photo. Along with that there may be the occasional page with some other minor imperfection such as a creased page corner, wrinkle, etc. The book has some interesting content which includes the geography, history, and politics of America. Please look at all the photos to further note the condition and feel free to message me with any questions you might have. Thanks! Items being shipped to Connecticut will be charged CT sales tax on the total cost of item and shipping. Condition: Some signs of wear and age, 3 leaves missing their bottom half, some tears, chips, soiling & markings. Please see photos and description, Publisher: Hudson and Goodwin, Region: North America, Subject: Americana, Place of Publication: Hartford, CT, Topic: School Books, Author: Noah Webster, Country/Region of Manufacture: United States, Year Printed: 1794, Language: English, Original/Facsimile: Original, Binding: Leather

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