Geography & Astronomy Juvenile Primer 1823 school book w/ 7 maps & solar systemBrian DiMambro
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First Lessons in Geography and Astronomy with Seven Plain Maps and a View of the Solar System, for the Use of Young Children, as Preparation to Ancient and Modern Geography, by J.A. Cummings.
4th edition published 1823, Boston by Cummings and Hilliard.
82  pages, original string stitched binding. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with seven wood engraved maps and a celestial plate.
Publisher's pictorial card stock wrappers, eight full page maps & celestial (all blank on reverse).
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, Preface leaf torn at bottom with some loss of text to bottom 7 lines, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this early American juvenile book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 5 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W.