The Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Volume 2 (June 1831 through May 1832)

By: Wiggins, Francis S. ; [editor]

Price: $54.95

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Book Condition: Good


viii, 424 pages; The second annual volume of this early 19th century periodical comprising 12 individual monthly issues from June 1831 to May 1832. viii, 424 pp. Each issue has an engraved plate frontispiece and many smaller in-text illustrations. The volume includes a total of fourteen full page plates related to various articles in the text: A View of City of Troy; A View of Athens; Glaciers of Switzerland; A View of Wesleyan University; A View of Mount Jolliet, IL; A View of the City of Troy (second one); The City of Jerusalem; The Crater of Kirauea; A View of the City of Quebec; A View of the City of Odessa; Druidical Temple at Avebury; Lake of Genesareth; View in Tahaa; The Village of Bethany and Dead Sea. Along with the larger focus articles (like "History of the Dog"), there are several "departments" repeated in several issues, e.g., Botany, Natural History, Young Ladies' Garland, Sketches of American Character (West, Franklin, Patrick Henry), Poetry, Extracts of Interesting Information, Historical and Physical Geography of the Holy Land, etc. This volume was a library duplicate with a perforating stamp on initial title and a bookplate inside front cover (stamped "Discarded by Forbes Library"). The leather spine is eroded (gone) and the marbled boards quite worn and detaching. Text block clean and tight with a couple spots of toning at inner margin and a small foredge stain to 6 pages. Quite a charming American book with very interesting illustrations.

Title: The Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Volume 2 (June 1831 through May 1832)

Author Name: Wiggins, Francis S. ; [editor]

Categories: Literature, 19th Century, Americana and American History, Illustrated Books,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Francis S. Wiggins: 1832

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 38894