First Lessons in Geography and Astronomy, with Seven Maps, and a Plate of the Solar System, for the Use of Young Children. J. A. Cummings.

First Lessons in Geography and Astronomy, with Seven Maps, and a Plate of the Solar System, for the Use of Young Children

Boston: Cummings and Hilliard, Publisher, 1823. Wraps. Good. Item #010111
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Stated fourth edition. Printed wraps. 83 pp. All maps present. A lesson book for children on geography and astronomy, divided by continents for each chapter. This includes North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia, although separate chapters for Australia and Antarctica are not present. Australia depicted as New Holland, with Hawaii depicted as the Sandwich Islands. Each chapter provides a brief history and description of the region it pertains to, noting that parts of Africa are sources for slaves. Jacob Abbott Cummings was a Boston area schoolteacher and publisher (see Wikipedia). GOOD condition. 2 inch piece missing from the lower left front cover. No spine wrapper present. Moderate browning to the piece. Foxing and soiling present throughout, with some staining. Large faint dampstain present throughout. Corners curled and creased. A few names in ink at the front. Faint pencil brackets scattered throughout the text.

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