DescriptionCharles F. Heartman. LIMITED. The New England Primer Issue Prior to 1830. The Compiler, 1922. Octavo. Limited edition of 250 numbered copies. Original paper boards over brown cloth, soiled paper title label on spine. Housed in a worn, stained slipcase. Bookplate of "Charles Carpenter". Glue remnants on dedication page. Over-opened at pp. 190-. Some added typed and holographic notes on p. 190. Three typescript correspondence letters between Boyd Stutler and Charles Carpenter laid-in. Very good. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
The New-England Primer was the first reading primer designed for the American Colonies. It became the most successful educational textbook published in colonial and the early days of United States history. It was the standard content for beginning reading instruction.
"Boyd Stutler (1889-1970), author and historian. Owner, editor and publisher of Grantsville News. Mayor of Grantsville, President board of education, chief clerk to the superintendent of public printing at West Virgina state capital. in 1931, co-wrote the textbook on West Virgina history. Avid collector of material relationg to abolotionist John Brown. In 1976, the State Archives acquired Stutler's Brown collection and now comprise a significant research collection at West Virgina." - [West Virginia Encyclopedia].
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