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.
1869 printing of 1862 copyrighted text. Author is credited as Superintendent of Schools, Oswego, NY. Sixth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. Preface states text is a definite course of elementary instruction adapted to philosophic view of the "laws of childhood." Credits influence of Pestalozzi and is largely drawn (with permission) from the work of Elizabeth Mayo. Includes chapters on color, form, number, size, weight, and sound, as well as geography, lessons on the human body, lessons on animals, lessons on plants, moral instruction, and drawing. The Schultz Archive copy includes preface, TOC pages 13 – 25, 96 – 145, 226 – 239, 264 – 269, 316 – 365, 466 – 471.