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    Frederic Shoberl, editor. The World in Miniature. Africa [And:] China. London: [1821-1823]. First editions.

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    The World in Miniature...Africa, Containing a Description of the Manners and Customs, with some historical particulars of the Moors of the Zahara, and of the Negro Nations between the Rivers Senegal and Gambia... London: R. Ackermann, [1821]. First edition. Four volumes; twelvemo. Illustrated. Contemporary half-polished calf over marbled paper-covered boards; page edges sprinkled brown. Joints stressed with some wear; spine ends and corners worn; some minor paper loss on the board edges, with minor flaking or bruising. Pages very lightly tanned; some offsetting opposite plates; occasional very minor marginal foxing. Very good.

    [Together with:] The World in Miniature...China, Containing Illustrations of the Manners, Customs, Character and Costumes of People of that Empire...  London: R. Ackermann, [1823]. First edition. Two volumes; twelvemo. Illustrated. Near-contemporary blue crushed morocco; spine in six compartments with five raised bands, compartments ruled and lettered in gilt, boards ruled in gilt, spine ends board edges tooled in gilt, turn-ins ruled in gilt with floral corner devices; all edges gilt. Bound by Bayntun, stamp-signed on the front turn in. Spine of the first volume just barely askew; backstrips very faintly dulled. Offsetting opposite plates; light foxing throughout. Near fine. A beautiful set. 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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