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    Sale 5140

    Fine Printed Books Including Modern First Editions & Miniature Books

    25 October 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 147

    "The Book-Case of Knowledge" [title on lid] comprising:

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    "The Book-Case of Knowledge" [title on lid] comprising:
    British Heroism (engraved frontispiece), A Compendium of Simple Arithmetic (hand-coloured engraved frontispiece), A Familiar Introduction to Botany (5 hand-coloured engraved plates), Geography and Astronomy (hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate), A History of England (hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and small circular portraits), Mythology, or, Fabulous Histories of the Heathen Deities (engraved frontispiece), A Natural History of Birds and Beasts (16 engraved plates, some with hand-colouring), Rewards for Attentive Studies (hand-coloured engraved frontispiece), Scripture History (engraved frontispiece) and Short and easy Rules for attaining a Knowledge of English Grammar (hand-coloured engraved frontispiece). Together 10 volumes, all London: for John Wallis, 1800. 12° (90 x 57mm). (Some light staining.) Contemporary red half morocco and marbled boards, spines lettered in gilt. Contained in original wooden bookcase with lower drawer and sliding lid with hand-coloured engraved pictorial label and shaped finial, varnished (top panel of box an early replacement, small piece chipped from finial, some light rubbing). Alderson Miniature Libraries for the Young 4. (10)

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