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A System of Polite Learning: Being an Epitome of the Arts and Sciences for the Use of Schools, by Daniel Jaudon.
Published 1809, Philadelphia by Johnson and Warner. Second American Edition Improved.
214 pages. Text in English. Copper engraved frontis
Rare early American edition of this classic work which went through many printings. Covers the full range of topics an "educated" person should know about at this time, delivered in a didactic question and answer manner.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label.
Item is physically old and shows signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, spine head tiny chip, joints cracked with covers still well held by original binding cords and hinges. Remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is spotted and toned, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention. Still a fresh, unsophisticated example with a fine age patina.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W.