|Title||Kelley's first spelling book, or, Child's instructor (p. 29) |
|Author||Kelley, Hall J. (Hall Jackson), 1790-1874 |
|Publisher Location||United States -- New Hampshire -- Concord |
|Publication Date||1827 |
|Printer||Boston Type and Stereotype Foundry|
|Image Production Process||Relief prints--woodcuts|
|Notes||Illustrated with hand colored woodcuts.|
Includes drawings and doodles by a former owner.
This is the eighth edition.
This book includes vocabulary lists, and exercises in vowels and syllabaries that get progressively more difficult towards the end of the text. The book ends with lessons on punctuation and Roman numerals. Also included are verses such as the Lord's Prayer and illustrated reading lessons concerning religious and moral values. One reads: Let your behavior, like your garment, be neither strait not loose, but fit and becoming.
This page depicts the biblical verse "God made the world in six days...the sun to shine by day, the moon and stars by night." The illustration shows the sun, moon, and stars shining on the Earth. The text ends by warning children not to "enter into the path of the wicked, nor go in the way of evil men."
|Contextual Notes||Hall J. Kelley was a school principal in Boston from 1818-1823. During this time, he wrote several textbooks as well as Sunday School lesson books. He is most well-known, however, as an ardent supporter of U.S. settlement of the Oregon Territory in the 1830s. |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Spellers |
Bibles and religious works
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL1312 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. PE1144.K45 1827 |
|Physical Description||84 p.: illustrated; 14.5 x 9 cm. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit Checklist 9.3 |