Pronouncing Handbook, 1873 First Edition Rare Book Richard Soule & Loomis J Campbell
Pronouncing Handbook of Words Often Mispronounced and of Words as to Which a Choice of Pronunciation is Allowed, a hardcover first edition book from 1873, was written by Richard Soule and Loomis J. Campbell.
The objective of the writers was to report the current usage of the best speakers with regard to such words as were most liable to be mispronounced.
For the modern speaker, this rare and highly collectible antiquarian book from our past becomes a fascinating view of the progress or substance of our spoken language.
For its nearly 150 years, this red cloth bound book is in good antique condition. The binding is very firm; the pages are coloring with age. The book edges show shelf wear, particularly at the binding. The flyleaf has a name written on it, and there are three small holes punched in it for no reason that we can see.
Measuring 3 1/2 inches by 5 inches by 1/2 inch, it is 99 pages long.