Lancaster [Penna.]: Printed for the Author, 1843. First edition. 8vo, contemporary tree calf, black morocco label, gilt rules and lettering, x, 198,  pages. Old light damp-stain and some scattered light foxing; some nibbling to the lower margin of the first several leaves; calf a bit worn and bumped; a very good copy. Item #10608
A Lancaster imprint, and an extensive work meant for those trying to teach themselves German and who are desirous of avoiding tedium. With an extensive series of favorable preliminary reviews from Pennsylvania educators, the whole crowned by the endorsement from Senator James Buchanan--who in an odd moment of candor, admits "I am not sufficiently acquainted with the German language to form a judgment for myself on the merits of your 'Book of Colloquial Phrases,' yet I feel no hesitation in recommending it to public patronage." Front free endpaper excised. American Imprints 43-1746.