This tiny primer is a reprint of the 1777 New England Primer for "the more easy attaining the true reading of English". Designed to combine the studying of the alphabet, vocabulary, prose, poetry and the Bible, it's thought to have been the primer used by most of the founding fathers. Children's prayers, upper, lower and italic alphabets, syllables, traditional biblical couplets for each letter of the alphabet, catachisms and more are included. Approximately 5.75" x 4". Gold-embossed, maroon fabric hardcover.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 80 Vendor: Vision Forum Inc Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 5.75 X 4 X .50 (inches) ISBN: 1929241259 ISBN-13: 9781929241255 Availability: In Stock
The single most influential Christian textbook in history, most scholars agree that most, if not all, of the Founding Fathers were taught to read and write using this The New England Primer, which is unsurpassed to this day for its excellence of practical training and Christian worldview. First published in 1690, the goal of the Primer was to combine the study of the Bible with the alphabet, vocabulary, and the reading of prose and poetry. This is the book that introduced the children's prayer, "Now I lay me down to sleep," and which made the "Shorter Catechism" a staple of education for all American children. More than five million copies were sold in the nineteenth century alone.