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All will say, that the more we have of such useful and pleasant volumes,
ROLLO IN PARIS. By Jacob Abbott. This is the second volume of Mr.
Published by BROWN. TAGGARD & CHASE.
COLBURN'S FIRST LESSONS. Intellectual Arithmetic, upon the Indictive Method of Instruction. By WARREN COLBURN.
"COLBURN'S FIRST LESSONS, the only faultless school book that we have, has made a great change in the mode of teaching Arithmetic, and is destined to make a still greater. It should be made the basis of instruction in this department."- From the School and Schoolmaster.
Dr. Azell P. Ladd, the Superintendent of Public Instruction in Wisconsin, in his Annual Report for 1852, to the Legislature of that State, says:
"COLBURN'S INTELLECTUAL ARITHMETIC is a work that has been long and extensively used in nearly every State in the Union. There are many works of more recent issue, upon this subject, intended to supply the place which this little volume has so successfully occupied; but none, I think, equal to it in merit."
"WARREN COLBURN'S FIRST LESSONS has had many imitators, but no equals "
- From the Massachusetts Common School Journal for April, 1852.
"COLBURN'S FIRST LESSONS, it is admitted by all who have made themselves thoroughly acquainted with them, are beyond all estimation. It is the opinion of the Committee, that the Analysis of the principles of Arithmetic is as perfectly presented in this book as it can be done. There is just enough of it; neither too much nor too little. They are further of the opinion, that it should be a text book in every school, not to take the place of written arithmetic, but to take its own place. ** It is no perishable fame to have been the author of Colburn's First Lessons."- Extract from the Report of the Committee on Arithmetic, of the Essex County Teachers' Association.
"I shall venture to mention THE book which I consider the pioneer in this country, in the great reform in school books. It is a book of small size, of no very loud pretensions, but it is THE BOOK which has done more in this country, not only for the particular branch on which it treats, but for most other branches, by its indirect influence upon the character of teachers and authors, and the method of imparting instruction in general, than any other that has been written in our language. It is that little volume called FIRST LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC, BY WARREN COLBURN. In this book of 160 pages, Mr. C. has opened the principles of Arithmetic in a strictly analytic way, as he says, after the manner of Pestalozzi.”— Extract from Mr. Page's Lecture before the American Institute, August, 1853
"I have always considered COLBURN'S FIRST LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC the most valuable school book that has made its appearance in this country. Constant use of it for more than twelve years, has entirely confirmed my opinion; and I find that those children who are introduced to Arithmetic by it, have a clearer understanding of the operations than those who use any other introduction whatever. I believe that the universal adoption of it as an elementary work, would increase the intelligence of all the children in the country."- George B. Emerson.
"No man among us has contributed so much to a correct method of studying mathematics as the lamented COLBURN. I have no hesitation in saying, that his book is not only the best in this country, but, so far as my information extends, the best in the world. The First Lessons' are above all praise."- Extract from an Address delivered before the American Institute, 1835, by Thomas Sherwin, Esq. of the Boston High School.
"The study of this work has done more than all other books in teaching the scholars to think. Geography has greatly enlarged their views of things, and added much to their stock of knowledge; but for MUCH MENTAL DISCIPLINE in a LITTLE SPACE, this little book has exceeded all others they have yet had."-26th Annual Report of the American Board of Foreign Missions, p. 143.