World costume 1829 Venning American color plate book 60 prints beautifulBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A geographical Present; Being Descriptions of the Principal Countries of the World, by M.A. Venning.
1829, New York, William Burgess, Jun. pp. 200. Old crushed morocco leather binding. Raised bands, compartments gilt ornamented, gilt lettered, boards outline ruled, ruled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.
With sixty (60) hand colored plates.
A profusion of charming near miniature format etched images, all with attractive original hand color. Rare early American children's book.
Fine, clean, beautiful example. Light scattered minor spotting or small stains, never offensive, overall fine antiquarian juvenile book.
Book measures: 6 1/2" H X 4 1/4" W.
Osborne Collection of Early Children's Books, p.195 (noting the author was a woman, and citing two London examples but not this rare early American edition).