Science education 1830-50's America childhood lot x 5 illustrated books juvenilesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Children's scientific education in mid-19th century America. The teaching of natural history and philosophy to youthful readers in early American society.
Lot of five (5) small books in their original bindings aimed at young readers.All well illustrated, a profusion of miniature woodcuts throughout.
Nice assortment of binding styles of the era as follows: paper covered boards, leather spine; paper covered boards, cloth spine; plain cloth with publishers original printed paper title to front cover; ornate publisher's gilt binding with decorative gilt spine and title to front cover and finally, publishers embossed cloth (intricate designs raised in relief), pictorial gilt spine.
The Juvenile Naturalist; or Walks in the County, by the Rev. B. H. Draper.
1839, London, Darton and Clark.
First Lessons or Natural Philosophy, for Children. In two Parts. Part First. By Mary A. Swift. 1859, Hartford, William James Hamersley. One rainbow prism plate with original hand color.
First Lessons on Natural Philosophy, for Children. Part Second. By Miss Mary A. Swift. 1839, Hartford, Belknap & Hammersley.
Book of the Atmosphere. 1833, Boston, Lilly, Wait and Company.
Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom, by Samuel Griswold Goodrich.
1852, Boston, Geo. C. Rand.
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Smallest book measures: 5 1/2" H X 4 1/2" W.
Largest book measures: 6 3/4" H X 4 3/8" W.