Philadelphia. 1824-1830. Seven volumes. Illustrated. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spines gilt, leather labels. Hinges cracked; spine on volume seven heavily worn. Library label at foot of each spine. Bookplate on front pastedowns. Internally clean. Good plus. Item #WRCAM45869
A complete run of this periodical published by the American Sunday School Union. The magazine was intended to spread news and information regarding Sunday schools, the setting up and operating of such schools, and new educational methods. The goal of the American Sunday School Union was to establish a Sunday school in every possible community in order to spread the gospel. At this time, the association was also advocating free public education, in order that the Sunday schools could be primarily focused on religious rather than general education. Important for the history of American education and the rise of the free school movement. A nice run of this periodical.