The Old Stone House; or, The Patriot's Fireside.
Alden, Joseph

New York: M.W. Dodd, 1848. F 143 pages; frontispiece illustration of 'The Old Stone House'; the author notes in the Preface: "...object of the following volume is to inspire the young reader with the spirit of patriotism, to render him familiar with some of the elementary principles of the science of government, and to acquaint him with the origin and formation of the Constitution of the United States...", being written from Williams College; Joseph Alden (1807-1885) American educator, taught at Williams College 1835-52, at Lafayette College 1852-57, President of Jefferson College 1857-62 and principal of State Normal School Albany 1867-82. (DAB); Stereotyped by Thomas B. Smith, 216 William Street, N.Y.; previous owner name of Charles W. Parsons New Baltimore on front endpaper; bound in the publisher's original brown decoratively blindstamped cloth, spine gilt decorated and titled; some edge, tips wear to binding, spine cloth worn on both ends, some closed tears; back (blank) leaf 1/2 excised; good condition; interesting American children's educational history, especially as related to teaching and instilling the patriotic impulse. Good H (Item ID: 18801)


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