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Grammatical Institute of the English Language (92.80)

Wooden book cover. Seventh edition of Noah Webster's Gramatical Institute originaly published in Hartford, Connecticut in the 1780s.

Provenance Narrative This book belonged to Elam Blair, born August 21, 1789, Warren, Massachusetts. Died May 13, 1851, Madison, New York, son of Seth Blair, soldier of the Revolution (see accession number 2676).

Part one focusses on Spelling and is better known as the "Blue Back Speller." Part three focusses on composition. The gramatical Institute, particularly the spelling book went through numerous editions well into the nineteenth century. Webster is also known for his American Dictionary of the English Language published in 1828. This was the first unabridged dictionary to focuss on American usage. This too saw numerous editions and is today known as Webster's International Dictionary published by G. & C. Merriam of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Place Made United States MASSACHUSETTS Boston

1803
Wood, paper
4.1 x 6.6in
92.80
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