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Scenes in Asia: For the Amusement & Instruction of Little Tarry-At-Home Travellers by  Isaac [CHILDREN] TAYLOR - 1821 - from Hordern House Rare Books (SKU: 3002961)

Scenes in Asia: For the Amusement & Instruction of Little Tarry-At-Home Travellers

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Scenes in Asia: For the Amusement & Instruction of Little Tarry-At-Home Travellers

by [CHILDREN] TAYLOR, Isaac

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London: Harris, 1821. Head and tail of spine chipped.. Octavo with a folding frontispice map, 84 hand-coloured engravings on 28 plates (three on each); original printed boards. Second edition of this children's study of Asian lands. Each engraving is numbered and complimented by a corresponding description. The pictures and text cover a number of Asian countries, touching on their history, geography and culture. For example the the scenes which accompany the description of China include an image of the Great Wall, the gathering of leaves of a tea plant, and the feast of Lanterns.

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Bookseller
Hordern House Rare Books AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
3002961
Title
Scenes in Asia: For the Amusement & Instruction of Little Tarry-At-Home Travellers
Author
[CHILDREN] TAYLOR, Isaac
Book condition
Used - Head and tail of spine chipped.
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Harris
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1821

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About Hordern House Rare Books

We specialise in travel & voyage books, particularly relating to the Pacific, rare printed and manuscript Australiana, illustrated books and children's literature, colour-plate books including natural history, historical maps and prints, literature and history, and early Australian paintings and voyage art. For many years Hordern House has also been a highly regarded specialist publisher, and has attracted an international reputation for its fine quality publications.

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leaves
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spine
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tail
The heel of the spine.
octavo
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