Thursday, July 23, 2009

Daily Book Graphics #152 / Orthography

The original owner of this book wrote their name in it in 1846, I can't quite make out the name, but they appear to have lived in Concord, NY which is south of Buffalo at the bottom of Erie county.

This is the oldest book yet featured on this blog. Wright's Orthography was first published in 1842, his edition was published in 1846. There are several pages of testimonials praising the previous edition in the back of this one. I bought it (at a garage sale for $3.) because of the typography on the cover, the curved arrow is my favorite bit. If you don't know what orthography is, click here.

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