(Chapbook)

The Child's Book of Nature; Being Figures and Descriptions Illustrative of the Natural History of Beasts, Birds, Insects, Fishes, &c.

Lancaster: Carter, Andrews & Co., (c. 1832). Square 12mo. 16 pp. Title page vignette and seventeen text figures from woodcuts, each apparently hand-colored. This is number five in a series, and covers sixteen different species of fish. Rare: this title is known in just two institutional holdings. This copy bears an ink gift inscription, dated March, 1832. Bound in original printed yellow wrappers, which are remarkably fine and fresh, protected from new by a homemade cover made from a contemporary Boston newspaper, which is included. Item #29553

Price: $1,350.00