Antique Latin Textbooks

by fortmarinus

Some time ago, I developed an interest in antique Latin language textbooks of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Attached is a list of books with historical notes, images, and archival links, when available.

Allyn and Bacon Latin Program (later, Jenney’s Latin)

    • First Year Latin
    • Latin Lessons by Minnie Louis Smith (1913); Allyn & Bacon
    • Predates the 4 volume Allyn & Bacon 4 volume set.
    • Elementary Latin by Minnie Louis Smith (1920); Allyn & Bacon
    • A revision of Latin Lessons by Minnie Louise Smith.
    • Predates the 4 volume Allyn & Bacon 4 volume set.
    • Smith’s First Year Latin revised by Harold G. Thompson (1933, 1936); Allyn & Bacon
    • Teacher’s Manual (1934)
    • Smith and Thompson’s First Year Latin revised by Charles Jenney Jr. (1953, 1958); Allyn & Bacon
    • Smith and Thompson’s First Year Latin revised by Charles Jenney Jr. (1962, 1966); Allyn & Bacon
    • First Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr., Roger V. Scudder, Eric C. Baade (1979 978-0205061778); Allyn & Bacon
    • Jenney’s First Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr.; Eric C. Baade; Thomas K. Burgess (1983 978-0205078592, 1987 978-0205087235, 1989 978-9990814194); Pearson Prentice Hall
    • 1983: Workbook 978-0205078615, Teacher’s Manual 978-0205078608, Answer Key 978-0205061815
    • Jenney’s First Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr.; Eric C. Baade; Thomas K. Burgess (1990 978-0133193282); Pearson Prentice Hall
    • 1990: Workbook 978-0133193695, Teacher’s Manual 978-0133193367
    • Second Year Latin
    • Second Year Latin by Jared Waterbury Scudder (1927, 1934); Allyn & Bacon
    • Scudder’s Second Year Latin revised by Charles Jenney Jr. (1954, 1961); Allyn & Bacon
    • Scudder’s Second Year Latin revised by Charles Jenney Jr. (1962, 1966); Allyn & Bacon
    • Second Year Latin by Charles Jenney, Rogers V. Scudder, Eric C. Baade, Rita R. Riley (1979); Allyn & Bacon
    • Jenney’s Second Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr.; Eric C. Baade; Thomas K. Burgess (1983, 1987 9780205087266, 1989); Pearson Prentice Hall
    • Jenney’s Second Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr.; Eric C. Baade; Thomas K. Burgess (1990 9780205087266, 1998 9780133298895); Pearson Prentice Hall
    • Third Year Latin
    • Third Year Latin by Bruno Meinecke, Ph.D (1933); Allyn & Bacon
    • New Revision of Kelsey’s Cicero; With Added Selections from Cicero, Sallust, Livy and Pliny; Arranged and Edited with Explanatory Notes, A Companion, Essentials of Grammar and Syntax, and Vocabulary. This book is a revision of Select Orations and Letters of Cicero (1892) by Francis Willey Kelsey who intended to revise the book himself, but did not get around to it before he died.
    • Third Year Latin revised by Charles Jenney Jr. (1950s); Allyn & Bacon
    • Third Year Latin revised by Charles Jenney Jr. (1960s); Allyn & Bacon
    • Third Year Latin by Charles Jenney, Rogers V. Scudder, Eric C. Baade, Rita R. Riley (1979); Allyn & Bacon
    • Jenney’s Third Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr.; Eric C. Baade; Thomas K. Burgess (1983, 1987, 1989); Pearson Prentice Hall
    • Jenney’s Third Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr.; Eric C. Baade; Thomas K. Burgess (1990, 1998); Pearson Prentice Hall
    • Fourth Year Latin
    • Fourth Year Latin editors Lois Carlisle and Davida Richardson (1933); Allyn & Bacon
    • with Selections from Virgil, Ovid, Catullus, Martial, and Horace
    • Fourth Year Latin revised by Charles Jenney Jr. (1950s); Allyn & Bacon
    • Fourth Year Latin revised by Charles Jenney Jr. (1960s); Allyn & Bacon
    • Fourth Year Latin by Charles Jenney, Rogers V. Scudder, Eric C. Baade, Rita R. Riley (1979); Allyn & Bacon
    • Jenney’s Fourth Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr.; Eric C. Baade; Thomas K. Burgess (1983, 1987, 1989); Pearson Prentice Hall
    • Jenney’s Fourth Year Latin by Charles Jenney Jr.; Eric C. Baade; Thomas K. Burgess (1990, 1998); Pearson Prentice Hall
  • Classical Myths
  • Myths and their Meaning by Max Herzberg (1928, 1931, 1949, 1964); Allyn & Bacon
  • English Language book covering myths of Greece and Rome, and Northern and Celtic myths.
  • Academy Classics for Junior High Schools Series.
  • Classical Myths by Max J. Herzberg (1935); Allyn & Bacon
  • Revision of Myths and their Meaning by Max Herzberg (1931)
  • Not included in later Jenney’s revisions

The Francois-Scudder Latin Course

  • Book One, First Latin with Collateral Reading by Victor E. François (1926); Allyn & Bacon
  • Book Two, Second Latin by Jared W. Scudder (1927); Allyn & Bacon

Christopher Sower Company

  • Junior Latin Book One by John Evans Forsythe, A. B. and Richard Mott Gummere, Ph. D. (1917); Christopher Sower Company

Silver, Burdett & Company

  • A Latin Grammar by Harry Edwin Burton (1911); Silver, Burdett & Company

The Climax Series

  • Latin First Year by Ralph Van Deman Magoffin and Margaret Young Henry (1928R, 1932); Silver, Burdett & Company
  • Latin Second Year by Lillian Gay Berry and Josephine L. Lee (1930, 1932, 1938, 1942); Silver, Burdett & Company
  • Latin Third Year by Louis Eleazer Lord and Loura Bayne Woodruff (1920, 1939); Silver, Burdett & Company
  • Latin Fourth Year by Harry Edwin Burton and Richard Mott Gummere (1920, 1931); Silver, Burdett & Company

Gunnison and Harley Series

  • The First Year of Latin by Water B. Gunnison, Ph.D. and Walter S. Harley, A.M. (1902); Silver, Burdett & Company
  • Latin for the First Year by Water B. Gunnison, Ph.D. and Walter S. Harley, A.M. (1915, 1917); Silver, Burdett & Company
  • Cicero’s Orations by Water B. Gunnison, Ph.D. and Walter S. Harley, A.M. (1912); Silver, Burdett & Company
  • Caesar’s Gallic War by Water B. Gunnison, Ph.D. and Walter S. Harley, A.M. (1907, 1911); Silver, Burdett & Company

Gradatim and other books by H.R. Heatley

  • Gradatim
  • Gradatim, An Easy Latin Translation Book for Beginners (Second Edition) by H.R. Heatley, M.A. and H. N. Kingdon, M.A. (1882); Rivingtons London
  • Gradatim, An Easy Latin Translation Book for Beginners (New Edition) by H.R. Heatley, M.A. and H. N. Kingdon, M.A. (1892); Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • Gradatim, An Easy Latin Translation Book for Beginners revised by J. W. Scudder M.A. (1889, 1893, 1895, 1896); Allyn & Bacon
  • Gradatim, An Easy Latin Translation Book for Beginners revised for American Schools by W. C. Collar (1889, 1890, 1894); Ginn and Company, Publishers
  • Excercises on Gradatim by H.R. Heatley M.A., and the Rev. A. Sloman, M.A. (1898); Longmans, Green, and Co.
  • The New Gradatim prepared by WM. C. Collar (1889, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1900, 1903); Ginn & Company, Publishers
  • Excerpta Facilia, A Second Latin Translation Book by H. R. Heatley, M.A.and H. N. Kingdon, B.A. (1882); Rivingtons London

Language, Literature, and Life

  • Latin Book 1 by Harry Fletcher Scott, and Annabel Horn (1936); Scott, Foresman, and Co
  • Latin Book 2 by Harry Fletcher Scott, and Annabel Horn (1937); Scott, Foresman, and Co
  • Revision of A second-Year Latin Reader (1919,1929)
  • Latin Book 3 by Harry Fletcher Scott, and Annabel Horn (1939); Scott, Foresman, and Co
  • Latin progress tests for Latin one by Harry Fletcher Scott, and Annabel Horn (1936); Scott, Foresman, and Co

Using Latin

  • Using Latin Book 1 by Harry Fletcher Scott, Annabel Horn, and John Flagg Gummere (1948, 1963 (new cover)); Scott, Foresman, and Co
  • Revision of Latin Book One (1936)
  • Using Latin Book 2 by John Flagg Gummere and Annabel Horn (1950, 1955, 1963 (new cover)); Scott, Foresman, and Co
  • Revision of Latin Book Two (1937)
  • Using Latin Book 3 by John Flagg Gummere and Annabel Horn (1954, 1963 (new cover)); Scott, Foresman, and Co
  • Revision of Latin Book Three (1939)
  • Teacher’s guidebook for Using Latin: Book One by Harry Fletcher Scott, and Annabel Horn (); Scott, Foresman, and Co
  • College Latin by Norman Johnston De Witt, John Flagg Gummere and Annabel Horn (1954); Scott, Foresman, and Co

Ullman and Henry

  • Elementary Latin with Correlated Studies in English by B. L. Ullman, Ph.D and Norman E. Henry, M.A. (1923, 1925, 1928, 1930, 1936, 1939 (new cover)); The Macmillan Company
  • First Latin Book by B. L. Ullman, Ph.D and Norman E. Henry, M.A. (); The Macmillan Company
  • Second Latin Book by B. L. Ullman, Ph.D and Norman E. Henry, M.A. (1925 (third printing), 1927, 1943); The Macmillan Company
  • Third Latin Book by B. L. Ullman, Ph.D and Norman E. Henry, M.A. (); The Macmillan Company

Ullman and Henry’s ‘new’ series

  • New Elementary Latin by B. L. Ullman, Ph.D and Norman E. Henry, M.A. (1930, 1935, 1941 (RE, new cover)); The Macmillan Company
  • New First Latin Book by B. L. Ullman, Ph.D and Norman E. Henry, M.A. (); The Macmillan Company
  • New Second Latin Book by B. L. Ullman, Ph.D and Norman E. Henry, M.A. (1945); The Macmillan Company
  • New Third Latin Book by B. L. Ullman, Ph.D and Norman E. Henry, M.A. (); The Macmillan Company

Latin for Americans

  • Latin For Americans, First Book by B. L. Ullman, Charles Henderson Jr., and Norman E. Henry (1941, 1950 (RE), 1956 (2RE), 1959 (3RE), 1962 (4RE)); The Macmillan Company
  • Based in part on Elementary Latin Macmillan Company 1923, 1929, and 1936
  • Latin For Americans, Second Book by B. L. Ullman, Charles Henderson Jr., and Norman E. Henry (1942, 1950 (RE), 1956 (2RE), 1959 (3RE), 1962 (4RE)); The Macmillan Company
  • Latin For Americans, Third Book by B. L. Ullman and Albert I. Suskin (1965); The Macmillan Company

The Lake Classical Series

  • The Private Life of the Romans by Harold Whetstone Johnson (1903, 1905, 1909); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • Ad Alpes, A Tale of Roman Life by H. C. Nutting (1923, 1927, 2017 9781981365739); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • Edited and Republished by Daniel Pettersson, Latinitium in 2017
  • The Anabasis of Xenophon by Augustus Taber Murray Ph. D. (1914); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • Greek language
  • A New Second Latin Book by Charles H. Beeson and Harry Fletcher Scott (1902, 1916); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • A revision of the Miller and Beeson Second Latin Book
  • A Third Latin Book by Frederick Warren Sanford , Harry Fletcher Scott, Charles Henry Beeson (1923, 1931 RE); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • A Primer of medieval Latin by Charles H. Beeson (1925); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • Bellum Helveticum : A Beginner’s Book In Latin by Arthur L. Janes (1913); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • Elementary Latin: An Introductory Course by Harry Fletcher Scott, A.M. (1915); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • First latin Lessons by Harry Fletcher Scott, A.M. and Annabel Horn (1922, 1928); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • A First Latin Book for Junior High Schools by Harry Fletcher Scott, A.M. (1918); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • A Junior Latin Reader by Frederick Warren Sanford , Harry Fletcher Scott (1919, 1922); Scott, Foresman, and Company
  • Dedicated to Harold W. Johnson

Other Uncategorized Works

  • Teacher’s Course in Latin Composition by H. C. Nutting (1922); Allyn and Bacon
  • A Supplementary Course in Latin Composition by H. C. Nutting (1901, 1905 RE, 1906 RE); Allyn and Bacon
  • A Latin Primer by H. C. Nutting (1911); American Book Company