110 pages with phonetic alphabet before title page + 4 page publishers catalogue dated May 1848.Printed in full "fonetic" spelling in slightly larger type (for children?), deep yellow printed soft card covers, a little dusty but all firm spine all firm also, but has part loss from bottom edge up to a 3rd of the way along, content VG+ AEG. (all edges gilt). Small octavo. 1848. * A rare work by the originator of this "fonetic" alphabet and "New speech programme. The archetype figure for Professor Higgins in Shaw's Pygmalion, Mathematician and Musicologist. A completely original child's story book, printed in no other format since.