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Charles W. Sanders publishes his "revised, improved, and newly illustrated" edition of school readers

Herkimer County, New York, 1857
Sander's New Series of Readers: Revised, Improved, and Newly Illustrated was published on this day in New York.  Charles W. Sanders, born in Herkimer County, New York in 1805, began publishing his school books in 1838 and became one of the most famous names in primary and secondary education in the United States, selling more than ten million books up to 1860.  His new edition would sell millions more, two million in 1864 alone. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
S. Austin Allibone (ed.), A critical dictionary of English literature and British and American authors: .... Volume II (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1897), 1922.