Originally published in 1922, this early work by Arthur I. Gates is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the psychological aspects involved in the acquisition of written language and contains in depth analysis on language perception, mental abilities, teaching methods and much more. This fascinating work is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the psychology of written language and its historical viewpoints. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.