Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cover of 1872's "The Union Speller"



The full title of this slender volume on spelling from 141 years ago is:

"SANDERS'
UNION SPELLER:

BEING
A CLEAR AND COMPLETE EXHIBITION
OF
ENGLISH ORTHOGRAPHY AND ORTHOĂ‹PY,
ON
THE BASIS OF THE NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF WEBSTER'S
GREAT AMERICAN DICTIONARY,
TOGETHER WITH
NUMEROUS EXERCISES IN SYNONYMS, IN OPPOSITES, IN ANALYSIS,
AND IN FORMAL DEFINITION; THE WHOLE ADAPTED TO
THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES."

It was written by Charles W. Sanders and published by Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Company.

Other series by that publisher, as advertised in the Union Speller, included Robinson's Full Course of Mathematics, Webster's Dictionaries (including "Webster's Army and Navy Dictionary"), Kerl's Standard English Grammars, Gray's Botanical Text-Books, Willson's Histories, Wells' Scientific Series, Fasquelle's French Course, Woodbury's German Course, and Bryant & Stratton's Book-Keeping Series.

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