The Book-Case of Knowledge.
The Book-Case of Knowledge.
The Book-Case of Knowledge.
The Book-Case of Knowledge.
The Book-Case of Knowledge.
The Book-Case of Knowledge.
(Juvenile)

The Book-Case of Knowledge.

London: Wallis, 1801. Complete set of ten 48mo. volumes held in a wooden box designed to resemble a bookcase. 64; 32; 64; 64; 64; 32, 32; (64); 64; 62, ii; 64pp. Nine volumes bear engraved frontispieces. The volumes on natural history, geography and astronomy, and botany all contain engraved plates, and the volume on British history displays significant historical figures in colored roundels. The collection mirrors in miniature the library of a gentleman, designed to equip him with the breadth of knowledge required for social and professional success. The subject range from the scientific to the theological to the historical. The titles are: Mythology, or, Fabulous Histories of the Heathen Deities; British Heroism; Scripture History; A Natural History of Birds and Beasts; The History of England, from the Conquest to the Death of George II; Geography and Astronomy Familiarized, for Youth of Both Sexes; A Familiar Introduction to Botany; A Compendium of Simple Arithmetic; Rewards for Attentive Studies; and, Short and Easy Rules for Attaining a Knowlege of English Grammar. All volumes bound in yellow, pink, blue, or green paper over boards with paper label at upper cover. The volumes on scripture history, arithmetic, botany, and moral tales have been repaired at their spines. All show expected minor edgewear and soiling, with unrepaired volumes having some chipping to spines. Interior of wood box scuffed but sturdy. Upper lid has decorated piece chipped. Set lacks accompanying alphabet tiles, which would have been held inside the box in the drawer underneath the volumes. All volumes and the back of the box bear contemporary ownership markings of Louisa Davis. Overall, a square and vibrant set, near fine. Item #28048

Price: $9,500.00

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