New York: Collins and Hannay, 1838.
With nine maps and seventy-five engravings, principally for the use of schools.
Uncommon New York-printed children’s text book with a section on New Holland and an engraving of the bread fruit. ‘To this place the English government send thieves, and other bad people, from England. It is a vast distance from England, and being sent to Botany Bay is esteemed a very severe punishment.’ Samuel Griswold Goodrich, the entrepreneurial figure behind the Peter Parley series, published over one hundred educational titles on geography, history and science.
Not in Ferguson, but known from a copy in the Mitchell Library.
Square duodecimo, multiple engravings; original printed boards with old leather backstrip repair, a bit shaken,several pages loosened, fair.
Price (AUD): $125.00 other currencies