Brown blindstamped cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine. Rubbed at the corners; some chipping at the t/b of the spine. Spine a little faded. Strong hinges. Clean pages. Front flyleaf replaced with matching paper from the same period. 324pp. Embellished with engravings. Very nice working copy. Codice inventario libreria
Titolo: The Leisure Hour Book; Embracing Sketches in...
Casa editrice: C. S. Francis & Co.
Data di pubblicazione: 1855
Condizione libro: G+
Descrizione libro Charles S. Francis, 1841, 1841. [FRANCIS, Charles Stephen]. The Leisure Hour Book : embracing Sketches in natural History; Adventures and Incidents of Travel in Foreign Lands; Personal Narratives; Biographical Sketches; and other Subjects suited to amuse and instruct the Reader. NY: Charles S. Francis, 1841. Pp. 334. Embellished with numerous engravings. Small 8vo, brown textured cloth, gilt to spine. Aselection of short works on a number of interesting and unusual topics. "The object of the work is to afford innocent amusement blended with profitable instruction; and it contains a variety of interesting reading, original and selected. There will be found a few biographical sketches of eminent andenterprising men; with narratives of personal adventure. To these have been aded scenes and Incidents of foreign travel, which, while they awaken andinterest the attention, will enrich the mind with useful information. There will likewise be found some interestnig sketches in natural history, to stimulate the curiosity and induce the further pursuit of this study. A selection of poetical extracts have been interspersed; the whole forming an agreeable variety." -from the preface. Cocked, spine ends chipped, cloth wellrubbed with some bubbling to the rear board, corners bumped, notation pencilled to front paste-down, margins foxed, internally sound. Vg. 60.00. Codice articolo 52151