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Parley's Child's Own Library

Parley's Child's Own Library by "PARLEY, Peter"" [i.e. Samuel Griswold GOODRICH (1793-1860)]

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Title
Parley's Child's Own Library
Author
"PARLEY, Peter"" [i.e. Samuel Griswold GOODRICH (1793-1860)]
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Douglas Stewart Fine Books (Australia)
Description
London : Darton & Clark, 1846 - 47. Publisher's fitted wooden cabinet, 185 x 205 mm, plus lettered pediment title-piece, glass-fronted door with lock (lacking the key), crack to back panel, containing ten duodecimo volumes, each in publisher's blind-embossed cloth (spines slightly faded), gilt titles and decorations to spines, each 170 - 200 pages, engraved title pages, wood-engraved vignette illustrations by S. Williams, hand-coloured maps; a fine set. A charming miniature cased library for the Victorian child, filled with volumes of moral improvement and exotic travels, including one volume on Australia with a particularly distasteful description of the Aboriginal population of New South Wales. The titles are: