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The Boston primer, being an improvement of the New-England primer containing, among other things, suitable for young children, the catechism with a variety of instructive lessons and hymns, suited to the capacities of children and designed to assist them in learning to spell and read. by

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Published by Printed and sold by Manning & Loring, no. 2 Cornhill, Boston in [Boston] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Readers (Primary),
  • Catechisms, English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesNew England primer.
ContributionsWatts, Isaac, 1674-1748.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPE1119.A1 N5 1808b
The Physical Object
Pagination95, [1] p. :
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23205315M
LC Control Number24005979

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