The Youth's Cabinet of Nature - Samuel Wood - New York - First Edition 1814

The Youth's Cabinet of Nature - Samuel Wood - New York - First Edition 1814


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Vintage from the 19th century

The Youth's Cabinet of Nature, for the Year: Containing Curious Particulars Characteristic of Each Month:
intended to direct young people to the innocent and agreeable employment of observing nature

Printed and sold by Samuel Wood, New York, 1814.
Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. 12mo. 52pp.
Illustrated with wood engravings at the beginning of each Chapter
Original illustrated flexible stiff card wrappers.
No notes or marks, a few light stains.

This is an important example of early 19th Century American publishing.
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Samuel Wood was the first publisher to compile a complete series of schoolbooks.
His first series, consisting of The Young Child's ABC; or First Book, the New York Primer, the New York Preceptor, the New York Speller, and the New York Expositor, was issued between 1806 and 1810.
The second, and probably more important series, consisting of the New York Readers, Nos. 1-3, was issued in the period 1812-15 and was the first true series of graded readers ever issued.

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