1831 · New York
Between 1829 and 1831 Burgess published four "geographical presents": Asia, Africa, Europe, and "principal countries of the world." For whatever reason, Europe is now the most uncommon. It is illustrated with => twelve hand-colored plates (including the frontispiece) of national costumes.
Provenance: From the children's book collection of Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
WorldCat locates only four U.S. libraries reporting ownership (UCLA, Yale, Dartmouth, Free Library of Philadelphia).
Not in American Imprints. Not in Osborne Collection, nor Rosenbach, Children's, both of which only list "principal countries of the world. Contemporary half red roan in imitation of morocco with marbled paper sides, modest gilt ruling on leather on boards, spine gilt extra; binding slightly faded and rubbed, small area at base of spine pulled with loss of leather. Interior with the usual spotting and browning found in virtually all of the Juvenile Emporium books. => A delightful little work. (Inventory #: 38526)