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Most of the spine is missing, front board nearly loose but still holding, rear board loose but included, pencil note on front endpaper. 1854 Small Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 168 pp. Part I. Contains the alphabet, variously exhibited; easy words from one to four syllables, in which the single and double consonants are separately classed, and all silent vowels or consonants and diphthongs excluded. Part II. Contains the various and peculiar sounds of the single vowels, diphthongs, and triphthongs, all separately classed, both with regard to the terminating syllable in each word, and to the separate and distinct classification of the single and double consonants, in which all silent consonants are excluded. Part III. Contains the various and peculiar sounds of the consonants and combinations of consonants, C, D, F, G, Q, S, T, X, CK, NG, DG, GH, PH, TH, SC, CH, TCH, &c, all separately classed both the regard to their particular sounds and terminating syllables, with a distinct classification of the single and double consonants and silent consonants. Part IV. Contains verbal distinctions; as, words spelled alike, differently accented; words pronounced alike, differently spelled, &c, none of which are intermingled with other words is the preceding parts of the book; variable and irregular orthography and pronunciation, &c. Part V. Contains the names of the towns, counties, rivers, &c., in the United States; proper names contained in the New Testament; and, the most usual names of men and women, all alphabetically arranged. Part VI. Contains the rudiments of the English language; numbers and figures; pauses and marks, and abbreviations used in writing and printing.