An Illustrated history & description Of Schools in the 18th & 19th Centurys.

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152 Old-time Schools and School-books
search and appeal to elderly people bring to light many curious bits of school-child lore.
The first thing the youthful proprietor of a book was likely to do was to mark it with his name. Usually he put his signature on the front fly-leaf, but he might write it on the final fly-leaf, or almost anywhere else in the book. Sometimes he lettered
From a Dilworth's Schoolmaster's Assistant.
it outside on the cover, or even on the edges of the leaves. Various common forms of name inscrip­tions are given below. They exhibit considerable originality in spelling and in punctuation or the lack of it, and are transcribed just as they were written.
William Orne's 1779
Elisa Lee,s property
cost of it 3/ Hartford io*h Dec 1798
Allen m Shepherds Book and pen the year 1831 augest 17
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