White's Primary Arithmetic by E.E. (Emerson Elbridge) White

White's Primary Arithmetic by E.E. (Emerson Elbridge) White

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White’s A Primary Arithmetic is part of a series which explains its distinguishing feature as the integration and linking of oral and written exercises. This early 1868 textbook contains numerous black and white illustrations of everyday objects, and is characterized by what the author refers to as "superior typography." An undated inscription written by a young owner reads “This book belongs to John and Donna Rae Bathwell. The worn brown front cover depicts an ornate shield-like object. The back cover contains an advertisement for geography textbooks. It is 144 pages in length.
Prolific author and educator E.E. (Emerson Elbridge) White (1829-1902) also wrote A New Elementary Arithmetic and First Book of Arithmetic, as well as several books on pedagogy: The Art of Teaching, School Management, and The National Teacher.
Publisher Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co. was incorporated in 1877 and based in Cincinnati, Ohio. In May 1890, the American Book Company purchased all of the copyrights and plates formerly owned by Van Antwerp, Bragg & Co.
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United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
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overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in x 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 10.795 cm x 1.27 cm
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Gift of Dr. Richard Lodish American School Collection
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