1863 printing of 1863 copyrighted text. Author is credited as Superintendent of Public Schools, Oswego, NY, and as author of several texts. An American edition of a text that was in its 14th edition in London in 1855. The first three steps are designed for the first three years of school, the fourth and fifth steps are for students 10 to 14 years old. The object of the lessons is to cultivate the senses, awaken and quicken observation, and to teach the use of the full range of senses. Includes preface by Elizabeth Mayo. Contents is divided into sections based on complexity of object, including sections on metals, natural history, vegetables, textiles, minerals, and manufactured articles. It also includes a list of vocabulary. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 407 page text.
1906 copyrighted text. Scott is credited as Professor of Rhetoric in the University of Michigan. Southworth is credited as Superintendent of Schools, Somerville, Mass. Intended for use with 3rd – 6th grades. A collection of lessons designed to create a liking for good literature by presenting worthy selections to be read, studied, copied, and learned, to help children talk and write about the things they see, and to make children more and more observing through the use of illustrations for descriptive and imaginative writing. Additionally, book one aims to make correct expression habitual, secure the use of correct written forms by giving models for imitation, and to acquaint students with the elementary principals of grammar. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 238 page text.
1891 printing of 1891 copyrighted text. The author is credited with a Master of Arts and as the author of several texts. The preface (A Talk with Teachers) argues that language should be taught directly, systematically, and persistently to students in the primary grades and that a textbook is a necessary tool to supplement oral instruction. It argues against the teaching of spelling and punctuation, technical grammar, pictures for stories, and poetry. Furthermore, excellence in language is attained through observation and practice, the observing of models of writing and the composing of original compositions. It focuses on: the sentence and the paragraph, chief parts and their helpers, the thought and language of the exercises, common errors, letter-writing, and opportunities for work. The Schultz Archive copy is perhaps the complete text. It contains roughly the first 253 pages of the text.
1909 printing of text copyrighted in 1877, 1885, 1896, and 1909. Reed is credited with a Master of Arts and as Formerly Instructor in English Grammar in the Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn. Kellogg is credited with a Doctor of Laws of English degree and as Formerly Dean of the Faculty and Professor of the English Language and Literature in the Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn. Publishers' note attests to the widespread use and popularity of the text. The preface states the book traces the easy steps and natural development of the sentence, beginning with the leading facts and then descending to details. The preface also connects the study of the sentence to the laws of discourse, translation, discipline, paragraphs, and the text's use of diagrams. The Schultz Archive copy contains preface, authors' note to the edition of 1896, and pages 374 – 442, which cover lessons in composition and the index.
1893 printing of 1893 copyrighted text. Raymond is credited with a L.H.D., as Professor of Oratory and Aesthetic Criticism in the College of New Jersey at Princeton, and as the author of several texts. Wheeler is credited with a Litt.D. and as University Fellow in English 1891-2, and in Oratory and Aesthetic Criticism 1892-3, in the College of New Jersey. A textbook designed to combine elocution and rhetoric, as these are often taught together. Preface argues that as elocution is simpler, it can used as an aid to understanding rhetoric. The introduction discusses "Elocution and Rhetoric Correlated." The section on style covers effects corresponding to those of elocutionary time, to those of elocutionary pitch, to those of elocutionary force, and to those of elocutionary quality. The section on theme cover the selection, limitation, a division of subjects, and the treatment of subjects as determined by their aims and readers. The Schultz Archive copy contains the preface, TOC, the introduction, and pages 166 – 203, (the theme section and the index).
1887 copyrighted text. Author is credited with a Master of Arts, a PhD, as Ex-President of Delaware College, and as the author of several educational texts. The preface states to be a treatise on rhetoric and composition that is practical and teachable. It identifies two objectives: teaching ease, grace, fluency and correctness; enabling discernment and appreciation of literary works. Lessons are followed by copious exercises. These exercises include criticism of faulty expressions and construction of sentences, figures, etc. The section headings are: capital letters, punctuation, letter-writing, rhetoric (broken into style, sentences, paragraphing, figurative language, variety of expression, special properties of style and varieties of style), composition (broken into invention, parts of composition, prose composition, poetry, and versification), and rhetoric and literature. The Schultz Archive copy includes the preface, TOC, and pages 54 – 93, and 258 - 285. Some pages are difficult to read due to quality of the copying.
Text copyrighted in 1880 and 1894. Author credited with a Master of Arts, a Ph.D, as the President of Delaware College, Newark, Delaware, and as the author of several texts. Preface states the text uses an inductive process, teaching first the idea, then the name, and lastly the definition, followed by its application. Only the simplest and most necessary principles are discussed and illustrated. Includes the author's system of diagramming, or written analysis. Preface are recommends object lessons combined with systematic culture in language. The text also contain pictorial illustrations. The Schultz Archive includes roughly the first 83 pages.
1864 printing of 1864 copyrighted text. Author is credited with a Master of Arts, as Principal of the Collegiate Schools, NY, and as the author of several other texts. A grammar handbook that explains rules through question/answer format. The same system from the author's larger grammar but for young beginners. The text aims to awaken students' interest, teach them to think, enable them to understand as they learn, lead them through natural steps, and give practical application to every abstract principle. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 120 page text.
1864 printing of 1862 copyrighted text. Author is credited with a Master of Arts, as Principal of the Collegiate Schools, NY, and as the author of several other texts. A new and distinct system of grammar that combines practice with theory and example with precept to make the subject more interesting and teachable. The book contains fifty one short lessons, each followed by an exercise. Words are classified as parts of speech solely according to their use. A simple method of analyzing sentences is also presented as are sections on punctuation, rhetorical figures, and prosody. The Schultz Archive is roughly the complete 288 page text.
1856 printing of 1856 copyrighted text. Author is credited as the author of the English Speller. A catechistic grammar text designed to teach both meaning and application. Includes numbered questions with answers and unnumbered questions without answers. It also contains a section on punctuation, and the most important notes from Murray's Syntax with lessons in parsing and false syntax to be corrected. The Schultz Archive copy is roughly the complete 108 page text.