Tutor's Assistant

Scarce English Grammar Tutorial
Satirically Illustrated With Examples from Life
for E-Z Learning

ALKEN, Henry. Tutors Assistant, containing a Variety of Amusing Scenes. London: Thos. McLean, 1823.

First edition. Oblong folio (10 5/8 x 14 1/4 in; 269 x 364 mm). Six hand-colored soft-ground etchings all with multiple images. Plates watermarked 1822. Image size: 8 3/8 x 10 5/8 in; 211 x 270 mm.

Late twentieth century half red morocco decoratively ruled in blind over marbled boards. Tan leather label to spine. Light soiling to margins and very occasional spotting.

Scarce; only two copies have come to auction within the last thirty-six years. OCLC/KVK record only five copies in library holdings worldwide.

The Plates:

1. A Dipthong is the meeting of Two Vowels U and I perhaps &c.
2. Letters are divided into Vowels and Consonants &c.
3. The feminine gender Signifies Animals of the female kind &c.
4. The Glittering Prospect charms my eyes &c.
5. A Verb Neuter expresses neither action nor passion &c.
6. Imperative Mood, or do you die &c.

Tooley 59. Item #01816

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