This second edition is dated 1829. The author is credited on the cover as a teacher. This texts uses a system of mnemonics to teach children the useful science of grammar. It has mothers and young instructresses in mind, who are untrained and therefore unlikely to teach it without a simple method. Chapters have a section to be read, a recapitulation lesson section to be memorized, and a practice section founded on scripture to provide moral instruction. The work also has wood-cut illustrations. The Schultz Archive's copy of this text is incomplete. It is missing numerous pages, but it does have a sample of pages from throughout the text. Attached is the text of a similar work of similar inspiration (it acknowledges sharing the same wood-cut illustrations), published in 1832 in New York: The Infant School Grammar Consisting of Elementary Lessons in the Analytical Method; illustrated by Sensible Objects and Actions.
No information on edition or printing is on this copy. The title state the author is an instructor.
Balch's primary school grammar handbook wishes to change the manner in which grammar is taught to schoolchildren. Instead of expecting them to memorize and apply myriad rules in which they are not interested, Balch believes children's natural interest should be fostered by the usage of familiar things to teach. The Schultz Archive only includes a very brief excerpt of the cover page and preface. The quality is poor, but everything is legible.