Title Abrégé de Toutes les Sciences et Géographie a l’Usage des Enfans. Nouvelle Édition avec Carte et Figures
Binding Full Calf
Book Condition Very Good
Publisher Paris Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson 1802 (An X)
Seller ID 005031
17 by 10 cm. 12mo. viii, 451 pp. Nine plates, one of which is a folding and contains two global maps. These plates are lettered up to "K", with the folding map plate given as G and H. No "J" plate present but no evidence of removal, and we believe the book in fact contains all the plates that were initially there. This is a work that went through multiple editions, though, and other printings had both more and fewer plates. Much of the text is organized in a question and answer format, as was a common pedagogical technique in primers of the day. Geography is the most extensive topic, but as the title suggests, the work ranges over a wide range of scientific topics, as well as some of the arts. The contemporary calf has a small chip on the front board and considerable wear elsewhere but remains attractive and viable. Prize (Prix) marking in gilt on rear cover. A few leaves affected by light dampstaining, and some other scattered soiling.