System World Geography 1814 Nathaniel Dwight juvenile book territorial U.S. golfBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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A Short but Comprehensive System of the Geography of the World: By Way of Question and Answer . Principally designed for Children and Common Schools, by Nathaniel Dwight.
Published 1814, Greenfield, Connecticut by Denio & Phelps.
216 pages. Text in English. With early owners July 4, 1815 inscription to fly leaf.
Period 1/4 leather binding, paper covered wooden boards.
Interesting early geographical work aimed at children. Includes descriptions of various early territorial parts of the U.S. Also includes a brief and early description of the game of golf (an amusement in Scotland)!
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Text block uniformly well age toned, but remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina. Small scattered spotting, couple pencil marks, etc.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. 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. 6 3/4" H x 4 1/4" W.