Boston: Richardson, Lord & Holbrook, 1831. 282 pages + 16 pages of school book ads. 12mo, contemporary tree calf; leather label; a bright copy, with the pencil signature of John Arms. Item #342
First edition. Sullivan, a Boston lawyer felt that "the permanence of the institutions of his country depended upon the spread of popular education and induced him to prepare a series of 'class books.'" -DAB. The above, and THE POLITICAL CLASS BOOK were both published in 1831 and achieved immediate popularity.