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An Abridgment of Universal Geography, Together with Sketches of History.  Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies in the United States by  Susanna (1762-1824) Rowson - First Edition - 1806 - from Resource Books, LLC and Biblio.com

An Abridgment of Universal Geography, Together with Sketches of History. Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies in the United States

by Rowson, Susanna (1762-1824)

Condition: Good


Boston: John West; David Carlisle, Printer, 1806. First edition [1806]. Scarce non-fiction title by the British-American novelist and stage actress best known for her book, Charlotte Temple. Well-kept copy in full calf with gilt-lettered red spine label, gilt spine ruling, iv, [1], 14-302 plus one page entitled Advertisement by the Author which also includes errata. Unusual pagination at the beginning of the book, no contents missing. Some overall rubbing and shelfwear, firm joints and text block, front free endpaper excised, short closed tear to one leaf with no loss of text, tiny margin note to another, pages uniformly age-toned with fairly light foxing, name in pencil on front pastedown.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
  • Bookseller: Resource Books, LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 017866
  • Title: An Abridgment of Universal Geography, Together with Sketches of History. Designed for the Use of Schools and Academies in the United States
  • Author: Rowson, Susanna (1762-1824)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John West; David Carlisle, Printer
  • Place: Boston
  • Date published: 1806
  • Keywords: WOMEN AUTHORS FEMALE EARLY AMERICAN IMPRINTS GEOGRAPHY HISTORY
  • Bookseller catalogs: Education, Schools, Colleges, Text & Lesson-Books; Fine Bindings, Distinctive Press, Early Printing;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall


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