Young Man's Book of Knowledge c. 1830's Thomas Tegg encyclopedic collectionBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Nature, Logic, History, Mechanics, Geometry).
The Young Man's Book of Knowledge, Containing a Familiar View of the Importance of Religion, the Works of Nature, Logic, Eloquence, the Passions, Matter and Motion, Magnetism, Mechanical Powers, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Optics, Acoustics, Electricity, Galvanism, Geometry, Geography, Astronomy, History, Chronology, Etc. Including an epitome of American history and appropriate reflections on the prosperity, influence, and importance of the United States, by Thomas Tegg.
Published c. 1833-40, New York, by E. Kearney.
396 pages. Text in English.
Fascinating compendium of general useful information an educated man was in theory supposed to know.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, blind stamped ornate cover designs.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, light rubbing, small wear or splits to cloth at tips and spine ends, spine gilt still bright, nice looking book on the shelf. Final signature of book loose and slightly protruding from text block.
Text block toned with moderate scattered foxing, still displays a pleasing age patina.
Book remains well preserved overall. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 5/8" H x 4 7/8" W.