1831 printing of the 1831 copyrighted text. The author(s) of the English edition are not credited. The editor, John Frost, is credited on the title page as having a Master of Arts degree. The text has been changed to replace "hard and Latinized words with common ones" and to recognize "the United States as one of the nations of the earth." From the description of the Schultz Archive's 1832 printing of the English edition: Grade school education through the Pestalozzian method of question/answer dialogue and expanded analysis on common objects. The works consists of five series of lessons of increasing difficulty. The objects in the first series are chosen for having a distinguishing quality and for each having some obvious connection to what has preceded them. Objects in the first series include leather, water, bread, whalebone, rice, and chalk. Items in the second series include a pen, a chair, and a key. Items in the third series include a quill, a piece of honey-comb, an oyster, and a needle. Items in the fourth series are in two categories: spices and liquids. Items in the fifth series include a mixture of previously covered objects and new ones as well as the categories of metals, earths, and the senses. The descriptions evolve from lists of parts and qualities to long paragraphs.
The Schultz Archive's copy of this American edition is roughly the complete text.