McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader, Revised Edition **FULLY ILLUSTRATED ORIGINAL** [Annotated]
The author's biography is included in this version.
McGuffey's First Eclectic Reader is a part of the McGuffey Readers, a series of graded primers that were widely used as textbooks in American schools from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century, and are still used today in some private schools and in homeschooling.
The author, William Holmes McGuffey (September 23, 1800 – May 4, 1873) was an American professor and college president who is best known for writing the McGuffey Readers, one of the nation's first and most widely used series of textbooks. It is estimated that at least 122 million copies of McGuffey Readers were sold between 1836 and 1960, placing its sales in a category with the Bible and Webster's Dictionary. Since 1961 they have continued to sell at a rate of some 30,000 copies a year. No other textbook bearing a single person's name has come close to that mark.
- Siber, January 2013
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