NEW BRITISH SPELLING BOOK, or An easy introduction to spelling and reading containing a great variety of easy lessons, adapted to the capacities of youth. Printed for the use of Public Schools in the Ionian Islands.
Corfu: Government Printing Office, 1843. 160 pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece with two images, illustrated throughout with wood-engravings including an alphabet. Bound in early twentieth century quarter red morocco gilt. Octavo. Presentation inscription on title-page: ‘This book is bestowed to Lady Aglinia [?] Gazi as a sign of memory and respect. Athens 2 Mars 1869. Eustachious M. Signiatoros [?].’ Some names in Greek on recto of frontispiece; some water-staining and ink-staining; else a very good copy of a rare Corfu printing. Almost certainly a pirated edition of Joseph Guy’s New British Spelling Book, that would have been used for teaching British children at school in Corfu, which was then a British Protectorate. However, this Corfu printing would appear to rare, as we have been unable to trace another copy.