The Elementary Spelling Book
Twenty years ago I found two copies of this book in its 1908 printing. Now at last I have arrived back at the 1880 original. But original may be misleading. The verso of the title-page here refers to two previous copyrights, 1857 and 1867. Perhaps it is in relation to them that this is the revised edition. Seven nicely told fables, each with an illustration, on 140-5. The approach is strongly moralistic. The best are MM, The Cat and the Rat, and TB. The others are all less well known: The Boy Stealing Apples, The Two Dogs, The Partial Judge, and The Fox and the Bramble.
American Book Company