Mental Improvement 1799 Wakefield society culture art nature American rare bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Mental Improvement: Or the Beauties and Wonders of Nature and Art in a Series of Constructive Conversations, by Priscilla Wakefield.
Published 1799, New Bedford, Massachusetts, by Abraham Shearman.
264 pages. Text in English. Contains early owner's gift inscription.
Period tree calf leather binding. Covers detached, spine leather dried and mostly perished, text block broken and now loose pages, gatherings and signatures. Book is in very poor physical condition but still desirable given the scarcity in any condition.
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Book Measures c. 7" H x 4 1/4" W.