The printing of the second thousand of the text, dated 1862. The copyright was registered in 1859. William S. Barton is credited as the author of other grammar books and has a Master of Arts degree. Building on the author's previous work Intermediate Grammar, the work is meant for high school students and high school teachers, but also for college work and general reference. It draws specifically on english philology. The preface gives credit to Wallis, Harris, Lowth, Greenwood (as older grammarians) and Murray, Crombie, Latham, Webster, Brown (as modern), and Bopp, Becker, Kuhner and Andrews and Stoddard for contributions to the philosophy and method of language. The Schultz Archive's excerpt only covers roughly the first 59 pages, including preface, basic orthography, and nouns. It does, however, also include two appendixes and the index, which lays out the contents of this 373 page text. The scans are very good quality.
1856 printing of this work copyrighted in 1856. The author is credited as having a Master of Arts degree. A sequel to Barton's New System of English Grammar, Practical Exercises is directed toward primary school students for the acquisition of English grammar. The book founds itself upon imitation and exercises in order to progress students from basic understanding of grammar to its more substantial application in composition scenarios and the critical study of English Literature. It also includes review questions. The contents covers punctuation, sentence structure, style (purity, propriety, precision), structure and style, figurative language, and modes of composition (narratives, descriptions, epistles, essay, arguments). The appendixes includes information on writing for publication and proofreading. The Schultz Archive includes the entire text, and it is in good condition (the cover page is somewhat sideways).