Choice emblems, natural, historical, fabulous, moral, and divine, for the improvement and pastime of youth. John Huddlestone Wynne.
Choice emblems, natural, historical, fabulous, moral, and divine, for the improvement and pastime of youth...
Choice emblems, natural, historical, fabulous, moral, and divine, for the improvement and pastime of youth...
Choice emblems, natural, historical, fabulous, moral, and divine, for the improvement and pastime of youth...
Choice emblems, natural, historical, fabulous, moral, and divine, for the improvement and pastime of youth...
Choice emblems, natural, historical, fabulous, moral, and divine, for the improvement and pastime of youth...
Choice emblems, natural, historical, fabulous, moral, and divine, for the improvement and pastime of youth...

Choice emblems, natural, historical, fabulous, moral, and divine, for the improvement and pastime of youth...

Philadelphia: Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, in Market near Third-Street., MDCCXC. [1790]. 18mo (5.125” x 3.125”), original full calf. xii, 166, [2] p., numerous wood engravings. Bookplate of Erastus Corning and old catalog description affixed to front paste-down.

The scarce first American edition of this juvenile emblem book first published in England in 1772. Erastus Corning (1794-1872) was a four-time Mayor of Albany and served as President of the New York Central Railroad.

Evans 22854; Welch 1457.1. Rosenbach cites only the 1815 Hartford edition. Only one copy recorded in American Book Prices Current from 1975 to present.

CONDITION: Good, 1.25” split along lower edge of front hinge, lacking front endpapers, twentieth century bookplate on verso of title-page, brownign at edges of title page, some foxing and browning throughout as expected.

Item #3456

Price: $2,500.00

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