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READING AND SPELLING.

BY SALEM TOWN, LL. D. & NELSON M. HOLBROOK. WHOLE MATTER ENTIRELY NEW.

“UNEQUALLED IN LITERARY MERIT AND PRACTICABILITY.”

It was the Only Series adopted by the New Hampshire Board of Education, for the Public Schools of that State, in March, 1857.

Also, the Only Series adopted by the Vermont Board of Education, in December, 1858.

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THE PROGRESSIVE FIRST READER. Illustrated.....
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THE PROGRESSIVE SPEAKER AND READER, same Class.
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