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Boston: 13 West Street; New York: G.P. Putnam, 1851. First edition, "Third Thousand" (Bruccoli, et al, "First Printings of American Authors", v.3, 1978). Half leather, unlettered, and paper boards - originally issued in wrappers, 216 pp. This system, developed by Josef Bem, a Polish general, was designed to enable grammar school students with an easy way to place significant events worldwide in relation to each other in time. It used charts with large squares to represent 2,500 years before Christ and 2,000 after; smaller squares inside these to represent centuries, smaller still to represent years. Students would use a coloring system in the squares to develop relative chronology of events. Miss Peabody calls this a manual - the charts (not present) can me purchased separately, and she recommends high quality paints and gives locations where they can be purchased. Contemporary ownership signature of Florence Lippincott. Leather rubbed, tips worn through, boards lightly stained. A Very Good copy.
Title: The Polish-American System of Chronology, Reproduced, With Some Modifications, From General Bem's Franco-Polish Method.
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Seller ID: peabody,elizabethp.160boston:13weststreet;newyor