GRAMMARS AND SCHOOL BOOKS -- "Miss CORNER." The Play Grammar. The Elements of Grammar Explained in Easy Games, London: Thomas Dean and Son, [c.1855]. 8° (165 x 102mm). Coloured frontispiece and title finished by hand, illustrations, 4-pages publisher's advertisements at end. (A few spots, some light staining.) Original brown cloth decorated in blind, upper cover lettered in gilt (faded at edges, a few ink spots). Provenance: "Mary Pethybridge from Mrs Moody" (early inscription on front free endpaper).
With 38 other grammar and school books including a later edition of the above work, Thomas Dilworth's A New Guide to the English Tongue ... A New Edition (London, c.1800, woodcuts), James Greenwood's The London Vocabulary (London, 1807, 23rd edition, woodcuts), S. James's Dilworth Improved; or, a New Guide to the English Tongue (London, 1810), William Lennie's The Child's A, B, C, Being Part II of an Easy Introduction to the Child's Ladder (Edinburgh, 1826), Daniel Fenning's The Universal Spelling-Book (Derby, 1838), The Comic Latin Grammar; a New and Facetious Introduction to the Latin Tongue (London, 1840), Alfred Crowquill's The Tutor's Assistant, or Comic Figures of Arithmetic (London, 1843), Richard Chambers's Geographical Questions and Exercises (London, 1849), Harry's Ladder to Learning. Harry's Horn Book (London, 1849, hand-coloured illustrations), The Modern Letter-Writer; or, Whole Art of Correspondence (Derby, [n.d.]), and Jean Macé's L' Arithmétique de Mademoiselle Lile (Paris, [n.d.]). (39)