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    Frederic Shoberl and W. H. Pyne, editors. The World in Miniature. South Sea Islands. [Together with:] Asiatic Islands. [And:] England, Scotland, and Ireland. [And:] Switzerland. London: [1824-1827]. First editions.

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    The World in Miniature...South Sea Islands: Being a Description of the Manners, Customs, Character, Religion, and State of Society among the Various Tribes Scattered over The Great Ocean, called the Pacific, or the South Sea... London: R. Ackermann, [1824]. First edition. [Together with:] The Asiatic Islands and New Holland: Being a Description of the Manners, Customs, Character, and State of Society of the Various Tribes by which they are Inhabited... London: R. Ackermann, [1824]. First edition. [And:] England, Scotland, and Ireland, Containing a Description of the Character, Manners, Customs, Dress, Diversions, and other Peculiarities of the Inhabitants of Great Britain. London: R. Ackermann, 1827. First edition. [And:] Switzerland; Containing a Description of the Character, Manners, Customs, Diversions, Dress, &c. of the People of that Country in General and of the Inhabitants of the Twenty-Two Cantons in Particular. London: R. Ackermann, [1827]. First edition. Together, nine volumes; twelvemo. Illustrated. Uniform contemporary brownish orange half-polished calf over cloth-covered boards; spines in six compartments with five raised bands tooled in gilt, compartments with elaborative decorative gilt stamping, two with gilt-lettered morocco labels; all edges gilt. Joints spine ends and corners lightly worn; Switzerland backstrip darkened; trace light wear to boards. Faint offsetting opposite plates; some volumes lightly foxed; bookplates. Generally near fine, Switzerland very good. From a Private Collection in St. Charles, IL.

    "The aim of this series...was...to increase the store of knowledge concerning the various branches of the great family of man, not only for adults, but also keeping in view the instruction and amusement of the juvenile student," Abbey 6, p. 19.



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