Parrot Fish on Parade
Byerly, Stephen. Byerly’s New American Spelling-Book. Philadelphia: M’Carty & Davis, 1830.
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This lovely wood engraving of the exotic Caribbean parrot fish is taken from a speller written by Quaker school teacher Stephen Byerly (c. 1797-1850). His spelling and reading lessons are punctuated with clear illustrations of animals both common and uncommon to his young readers such as the rooster, the carp, and the hippopotamus.