Lot 1207: John Comly COMLY'S READER AND BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE 1850 Antique Educational Textbook Quaker Society Of Friends Textual Illustrations Spelling Defining
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Comly's Reader, and Book of Knowledge; with Exercises of Spelling and Defining, Intended for the Use of Schools, and for Private Instruction.
Author: John Comly - John Comly (1773-1850) was a Quaker schoolmaster. In 1803 he married Rebeca Budd, a fellow teacher at Westtown School, a Quaker boarding schooling. They ran their own school, Pleasant Hill Boarding School from 1804 to 1815, and he wrote several additional textbooks.
Publisher: Thomas L. Bonsal
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 212 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7.5"
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in the publisher's printed paper-covered boards with a leather backstrip. There is heavy external rubbing and toning. The binding is solid. The pages show moderate foxing and soling, as well as occasional tearing. The work includes numerous textual illustrations.
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