This method was published in 1879, exercises from page 13 are the same you can find in modern editions of this book. You can safely skip the first pages although it may be an interesting reading and not only for philological reasons, but take note that fingering is based on Albert system, which was the most widely used in USA at the time of publishing . You can easily find a typicall Boehm 17/6 fingering chart on the Internet.
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