New York: Lamport, Blademan & Law, 8 Park Place, 1853. 1st Edition. 292, iii, [1 (blank)] pp. Additional binder's blanks at rear. 12mo. 7-1/2" x 4-7/8". Original publisher's black sheep spine over dark brown cloth boards, gilt stamped spine lettering. General wear & soiling to binding. A VG copy. Item #51128
Stoddard "was an American educator and author. His early years were passed on a farm, and, after attending the public schools, he began teaching in 1843. Later he entered the New York normal school, and upon his graduation in 1847 began his life-work as an educator. He was eminently successful as an instructor of mathematics ...
His principal published works are Practical Arithmetic (New York, 1852), Philosophical Arithmetic (1853), University Algebra (1857), and School Arithmetic (1869). The annual sale of Stoddard's arithmetics was at one time about 200,000 copies ... [and] up to July, 1898, over 2,500,000 copies had been issued." [Wiki].