The Young Lady’s Accidence: Or, A Short and Easy Introduction to English Grammar.
I. Thomas & E.T. Andrews
A native of Salisbury, Connecticut, Bingham (1757–1817) graduated from Dartmouth and spent the rest of his life in Boston as a textbook author, publisher, and bookseller. This book, his first, has a doubly punning title—originally The Young Ladies Accidence (1785) but later changed to The Young Lady’s Accidence. (For an explanation of the less obvious pun, see catalogue p. 65.) Bingham was a vociferous advocate: “The author is encouraged to hope that a reformation, in favor of female education, is about to take place.”