A critical review of the orthography of Dr. Webster's series of books for systematick instruction in the English language; including his former spelling-book, and the elementary spelling-book, compiled by Aaron Ely; and published under the name of Noah Webster


Published by Collins & Hannay, New York, 1831
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First edition, 8vo, pp. vi, 56; removed and trimmed. Cobb's famous attack on Webster's quarto dictionary of 1828, and the first of the many anti-Webster pamphlets which proliferated into the middle of the century, in which he, Cobb, takes Webster to task for his system of revised orthography, a pamphlet "which many held was inspired by malice and a desire to increase his own sales [of his own spelling books]. The Critical Review was answered by Webster's 8-p. pamphlet, To the Friends of American Literature. Each side was able to point out numerous errors in the other, although Cobb's agents defied "anyone to show a variation from the true dictionary of Walker," an abridgement of which, by Cobb, was published at Ithaca in 1829" (DAB). Bookseller Inventory # 15860

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Title: A critical review of the orthography of Dr. ...

Publisher: Collins & Hannay, New York

Publication Date: 1831

Edition: 1st Edition

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