YOUNG MAN'S BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE by Thomas Tegg — 1st / 1st, 1860 PIRATED COPY
A Young Man's Book of Knowledge: Containing a Familiar View of the Importance of Religion, The Works of Nature, Logic, Eloquence, the Passions, Matter and Motion, Magnetism, Mechanical Powers, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Optics, Acoustics, Electricity, Galvanism, Geometry, Geography, Astronomy, Chronology, History, &c. First American Edition, from the Twentieth London Edition
Publisher: Published by Leary & Getz, Philadelphia (1860)
Wonderful tome on a book of knowledge geared for young men on a variety of subjects. The book was not legally introduced to the United States through U.S. copyright laws. The rare copies available have thus been pirated. This copy was published for the first time in the United States, from London, in the 1860s. An overall very well preserved copy. Dark red embossed boards; 404 pages and illustrated. The boards and binding are solid and tight, with little shelf-wear and small spots of discoloration to the boards. The pages are crisp and clean save for some light spotting to the inside front board and first blank page. Last blank (or perhaps an advertiser) page has been ripped out (ends at last page, page 404, with one more blank page afterwards). Occasional spots of light foxing on a few of the book pages. A fascinating 19th-century perspective on all the admirable topics every young man should know, from Hydraulics to the Passions.