1866 printing. An introductory work, consisting chiefly of definitions to be committed to memory. The appendix contains sounds of letters, rules of spelling, and lists of irregular verbs, and figures of speech. The book follows the orthography, etymology, syntax, prosody structure. Each lesson uses a catechistic (question/answer) structure. The Schultz Archive copy contains the preface, TOC, and first nineteen pages of the text.