The child's companion; being a concise spelling-book; : containing a selection of words, in modern use, properly arranged, and divided in such a manner, as will most naturally lead the learner to a right pronunciation: : together with a variety of lessons for reading, &c. : designed for the use of schools. / By Caleb Bingham, A.M. author of The young lady's accidence, American preceptor, &c. ; [One line of quotation] ; Published according to act of Congress.
- The fourteenth edition.
- Boston: : Printed by Manning & Loring, for the author; and sold by him, no. 44, Cornhill., 1812.
84 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.
- alag rtde alre a-a- (3) 1812 (A)
English language -- Orthography and spelling.
English language -- Grammar.
English language -- Pronunciation.
English language -- Provincialisms -- New England.
School buildings -- Massachusetts -- Boston.
Boston (Mass.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
- Juvenile literature -- 1812.
Fables -- 1812.
Quarter bindings (Binding)
Wooden boards (Binding)
- Place of Publication:
- United States Massachusetts Boston.
- Signatures: pi1 A-G⁶.
Edition statement transposed; precedes "Published according to act of Congress." on title page.
Wood engraving on verso of title page is a "view of Mr. Bingham's School, in Boston."
"Appendix. Improprieties in pronunciation, common among the people of New-England."--p. 73-77.
"Appendix. Some of the most common grammatical improprieties, corrected."--p. 78-84.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy bound in scale boards.
Culture Class Collection copy has right board detached.
Culture Class Collection copy has autograph of Daniel Ricketson on front cover.
Culture Class Collection copy has bookplate of Thomas Woody (1891-1960) on front pastedown.
Culture Class Collection copy has inscription of Anna Ricketson on recto of first leaf.
Culture Class Collection copy has various ms. inscriptions which look to be of Walton Ricketson, one of which reads "Brooklawn, 3 March 1867", on back pastedown.
- Penn Provenance:
- Ricketson, Daniel, 1813-1898 (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Woody, Thomas, 1891-1960 (bookplate) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Ricketson, Anna, 1836-1927 (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Ricketson, Walton, 1839- (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- Shaw & Shoemaker, 24875
- Bingham, Caleb, 1757-1817, publisher.
Manning & Loring, printer.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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