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    Frederic Shoberl, editor. The World in Miniature. Illyria and Dalmatia. [Together with:] Austria. [And:] Tibet. London: [1820-1824]. First editions.

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    The World in Miniature...Illyria and Dalmatia; Containing a Description of the Manners, Customs, Habits, Dress, and other Peculiarities Characteristic of their Inhabitants... London: R. Ackermann, [1820]. First edition. Two volumes; twelvmo. Illustrated. Original light blue paper-covered boards, printed paper label affixed to spines; page edges untrimmed. Boards rubbed and soiled; spine of second volume slightly skewed; backstrips faintly dulled; spine ends pushed and worn; joints, board edges and corners worn; papers labels tanned and rubbed. Light offsetting opposite plates; endpapers lightly foxed. Very good.

    [Together with:] Austria, Containing a Description of the Manners, Customs, Character, and Costumes of the People of that Empire... London: R. Ackermann, [1823]. First edition. Two volumes in one; twelvemo. Illustrated. Publisher's dark green ribbed cloth spine lettered in gilt with thick blind rules, boards stamped in blind; all edges gilt. [And:] Tibet, India Beyond the Ganges; Containing a Description of the Character, Manners, Customs, Dress, Religion, Amusements, &c. of the Nations Inhabiting those Countries... London: R. Ackermann, [1824]. First edition. Twelvemo. Illustrated. Publisher's brownish purple vertically ribbed cloth, spines ruled in blind and lettered in gilt; boards ruled and stamped in blind, front board stamped in gilt; all edges gilt. Bindings lightly rubbed; Tibet backstrip faintly dulled and front board with a sticker with manuscript notes; spine gilt of Austria very lightly worn; spine ends worn; corners softly bumped with some wear. Austria lacking front free endpaper and frontispiece. Faint offsetting opposite plates; occasional light foxing, more prominent in Tibet; small interior hole worn into the last two leaves of Tibet. 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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