- Boston, MA: Carter, Hendee and Co., 1833.
- original cloth, paper spine label.
- xvi, 186 pages
Price: $325.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 121712
Table of contents, journal of proceedings. The August 1832 meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, which met in Boston. Includes "A Prize Essay on Penmanship." Introductory discourse by Francis C. Gray. Lectures by George Ticknor, George Hayward, Walter B. Johnson, John Pierpont, B.B. Foster, A.B. Alcott, and Asa Rand. Foster's essay is on the teaching of penmanship (pp. 109-26). BAL 102 cites Alcott's "On the Nature and Means of Early Intellectual Education" (pp. 127-63) as "probably extracted from an unlocated work." Nash 192 cites Foster's "Prize Essay on the Best Method of Teaching Penmanship" (192) as first published separately in 1834 (Boston: Clapp and Broaders). List of the organization's officers follows text. Ex-library. Spine label worn, covers soiled, rubbed, and scuffed at edges and along spine. Foxing on endpapers and throughout text.