Blake. A View of the World, as exhibited in the Manners, Customs, & Characteristics of All Nations
Blake. A View of the World, as exhibited in the Manners, Customs, & Characteristics of All Nations
Blake. A View of the World, as exhibited in the Manners, Customs, & Characteristics of All Nations
Blake. A View of the World, as exhibited in the Manners, Customs, & Characteristics of All Nations
Blake. A View of the World, as exhibited in the Manners, Customs, & Characteristics of All Nations
Blake. A View of the World, as exhibited in the Manners, Customs, & Characteristics of All Nations

Blake. A View of the World, as exhibited in the Manners, Customs, & Characteristics of All Nations

Regular price
$45.00
Sale price
$45.00
Unit price
per 
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Aspin, J.; Blake, J. L. A View of the World, as exhibited in the Manners, Customs, & Characteristics of All Nations; With Seventy-two Engravings. Originally written by J. Aspin, Esq., and now Improved and Adapted to the Use of American Schools, by Rev. J. L. Blake, D.D. New York: Leavitt & Allen, 1858. Fifth Edition, Revised. [7558]

Blindstamped brown cloth (likely once maroon colored), worn, spine ends & corners frayed, gilt titles to spine faint, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Wood-engraved frontis & extra title page, 408 generally clean pp. plus plates. A few pages with finger smudges, the spine is rolled and not square.  Good. Hardcover.

"The edition of Mr. Blake's "World," now offered to the public, is improved by considerable additions. A supplement has been added, containing notices of several countries, whose peculiarities have been discovered, or whose importance has been realized, only within a short time; as, for example, the Fejee Island, California, and Australia. This edition also contains an entire new set of embellishments, comprising a series of national costumes, and other illustrations of the characteristics of the various nations." - Preface.

The new illustrations herein contained are not 72, but 12. Either the number of illustrations on title page wasn't changed for this edition or 72 refers to the number of persons total in the 12 engravings. Complete for this edition.