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Learning to Read, Learning Religion: Catechism primers in Europe from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries
Edited by Britta Juska-Bacher, Matthew Grenby, Tuija Laine and Wendelin Sroka
[Children’s Literature, Culture, and Cognition 14] 2023
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Reading primers and catechisms (in chronological order)

[Note: most of these titles are available via ProQuest’s Early English Books Online or Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online.]

Anon. c.
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Anon.
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Anon.
1743The Child’s New Play-Thing: Being a Spelling-Book Intended To make the Learning to Read, a Diversion instead of a Task. London: M. Cooper.Google Scholar
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Anon.
1799The Child's New Spelling Primer; or, First book for children. To which is added the stories of Cinderilla, and the Little Red Riding Hood. Dublin: T. Wilkinson.Google Scholar
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