A New Guide to the English Tongue . . .

Publisher: Boston: Printed and Sold by William M'Alpine in Marlborough Street, 1771.
Edition: About the tenth American edition and the second by the Boston publisher William M'Alpine, who first published this in 1770; this is possibly a reprint of that; they both contain 154 pages, as does another Boston edition of 1770.
Bibliographical References: Evans 12027; ESTC W35306, which records three copies: AAS, Houghton & Wayne State.
Condition: Edges somewhat worn; hinges starting, but holding; an exceptionally nice, complete copy.
Book ID: 27725


Small 8vo, contemporary sheep. Woodcut frontis portrait and 12 woodcut illustrations in the text.


¶ A rare colonial American edition of Thomas Dilworth's popular schoolbook. First published in 1740, Dilworth's A New Guide became one of the most widely used works of its kind, going through scores of editions in England and America by the turn of the century. All of the American editions from the first published by Benjamin Franklin in 1747 (one copy recorded) through this one and after are rare.

Price: $1,500.00

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