1811. Item #84996
LYMAN, Asa. THE AMERICAN READER: CONTAINING ELEGANT SELECTIONS IN PROSE AND POETRY: DESIGNED FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF YOUTH IN THE ART OF READING AND SPEAKING WITH PROPRIETY AND BEAUTY, AND FOR THE CULTIVATION OF A CORRECT MORAL TASTE. PARTICULARLY FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS. Portland (ME): A. Lyman & Co., 1811. Second edition. 300 pp. 12mo., quarter gilt ruled calf, marbled paper covered boards. Boards worn, corners and edges rough. Ex-library with small paper spine label, ink numeral to front pastedown. Ink ownership of Julia Ann Meriam. Occasional dampstaining, foxing and ink marks to interior; some pages are slightly chipped at corners, not affecting text. Complete. Good.