Astronomy Sciences Grammar Natural Philosophy 1809 Blair rare book 9 platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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An Easy Grammar of Natural and Experimental Philosophy. For the Use of Schools, by David Blair.
Published 1809, Philadelphia by Kimber & Conrad.
160 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 9 (of 10?) engravings. Publisher's catalog at rear. No evidence of any plate removal, perhaps bound with only nine and the title page may be incorrect (which we have seen in this era). Frontis folding plate defective, left portion lacking.
Rare early American astronomy and sciences book in any condition.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Front cover is detached.
Binding age worn but still appealing, front cover detached, leather rubbed, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W.