The Youth's Companion, or an Historical Dictionary; Consisting of Articles Selected Chiefly from Natural and Civil History, Geography, Astronomy, Zoology, Botany and Mineralogy; Arranged in Alphabetical Order
Sampson, Ezra

Hudson, New York: Balance-Press, 1807. F (4) + 456 pages; from the author's Prefatory Remarks: "...I have endeavoured to weave into this work, various traits of the human character; insomuch, that besides numerous sketches of the history of man in civilized societies, it describes, though with the utmost brevity, a greater number of savage tribes, particularly of America and the islands of the Pacific Ocean, than can easily be found described in any other book of an equal size..."; Shaw & Shoemaker Early American imprints; Second series no. 13542; previous ownership inscription on front endpaper of Miss Sally Mary Arden, Red Hook Landing 1814, with a 4-line quote from the beginning lines of the poem by Thomas Parnell: "My days have been so wondrous free/The little birds that fly/With careless ease from tree to tree/Were but as blest as I"; another family name in pencil on following page, of Sara Arden Maria Ferriere, 1907; approx. 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" size; bound in the original full polished leather binding, simple line gilt-rules on spine, black leather title-label, gilt; some edge, tips wear and rubbing to the covers; bound securely; contents with occasional spotting; in good condition. Good Hardcover (Item ID: 24401)


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