Jedidiah Morse's Universal Geography 1793 early American leather school bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Morse's Universal Geography, School Books, 18th Century Books).
The American Universal Geography, or, a View of the Present State of all the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics in the Known World, Part II- by Jedidiah Morse, A.M.
Published 1793, Boston by Young and Etheridge.
Period full leather, no maps within. Fly leaf with early owners signature of Lewis Glazier, Gardner (Mass.).
This volume covers the entire world outside of the Americas, so Europe, Asia, Middle East, extensive coverage of Africa, Pacific, New Discoveries such as Hawaii, etc.
Book remains attractive on the shelf. It displays a unique age patina and is in respectable if somewhat worn antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Spine leather rubbed and dried, chipped at head. Joints scuffed, corners well worn. Paper toned with scattered spotting.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 5 1/2" W.