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McGuffey’s Newly Revised Eclectic Fourth Reader with Rules for Reading and Exercises in Articulation, Defining, Etc. William H. McGuffey. Winthrop B. Smith & Co., Cincinnati. 1853. Look at how many entries are from The Bible. I count twelve. Read down through the selections. Why, it’s as if Wm. H. McGuffey, Doctor of Laws, was trying …

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Miniatures + 1200 Years in One Easy Chart

The other day, @marciawac showed us her collection of Little Books. I call mine Miniatures, but I suppose they are just little. For scale, the shelf measures about 17.5″ by 16″. The collection of glassware on the top are 10ml Pyrex flasks. Greek Literature (1890) is from the Literature Primer Series from American Book Company. …

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