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

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illustrations, and several of the weird little pictures are here reproduced. The art of engraving as practised in this- country was very crude, and these are fair examples of the rough-hewn primitiveness of the book illustrations of the period. Their un-couthness was still further emphasized by the paper on which they were printed, for all the paper of early American manufacture was inferior, and very little, even of the best, was of a snowy whiteness. The first picture in Webster's book illustrated the " Story of Columbus," and I suppose that is Colum­bus himself waving his hat from the mast-head. The sea has a very lively appearance, and there is some doubt whether the artist has delineated an expanse of white-capped waves or a multitude of leaping fish.
A "Christian" Indian getting the Eest of a Heathen Indian. From Webster's The Little Reader's Assistant.
The text accompanying the picture of the two Indians says the individual behind the rock was
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