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 Library)

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, 2; 64pp. Nine volumes bear engraved frontispieces; those on natural history, geography and astronomy, and botany contain engraved plates, and the volume on British history displays significant historical figures in hand-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 subjects range from the scientific to the theological to the historical and include titles such as Mythology, or, Fabulous Histories of the Heathen Deities; British Heroism; Scripture History; A Natural History of Birds and Beasts; Geography and Astronomy Familiarized, for Youth of Both Sexes; and, Short and Easy Rules for Attaining a Knowledge of English Grammar. All volumes bound in yellow, pink, blue, or green paper over boards with paper label to upper cover. Four volumes 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. Missing part of decorative fretwork at top of lid. Set lacks accompanying alphabet tiles, which would have been held inside the drawer in the box underneath the volumes. All books and back of the box bear contemporary markings from a young owner, Louisa Davis. Overall, a vibrant set, near fine. Item #28048

Price: $9,500.00

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