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Thompson's Pocket Speller.

Author: F. M. Thompson.
ISBN #: 
Price: $15.00
Publisher: F. M. Thompson
Publisher Location: Danbury, Conn.
Book Condition: VG-
Binding: Hardcover
Pub Date: 1892
20th edition (copyright 1890-92 on title page), 24mo (5 " x 2 "), burgundy cloth (imitation seal), 133 pages, thumb-indexed, edged in red. Condition: VERY GOOD- with light edgewear all around, front board is just starting, one signature is loose, internally clean, a tiny printed "Appendicitis" has been glued to the last page (!). A pocket companion of words in common use which contains over 22,800 words; various rules and forms for daily use have been included ( given names of men and women; rules of grammar,; state abbreviations; forms of letters and notes, combinations of shades that make different colors; domestic rates of postage (first class: 2 cents / ounce); table manners ("if you are a woman: to talk low and avoid irritating discussions"); out-of-door manners; rules of etiquette; weights and measures; and more! (this little book is all you will ever need... and it originally only cost 25 cents.)