Asiatic Scenes for Little Tarry-at-Home Travellers Isaac Taylor 3rd ed 1822 Asia
Charming little children's book about Asia, by the Rev Isaac Taylor, with lots of illustrations and information, from classic literature, to history and strange customs (like dowries, cremations, odd sports, elephants, purdah, and peculiar religious practices). Some poetry, some prose, and plenty of blood and guts - though always with a little moral reminder to the young readers that torture, slavery and suttee are not acceptable behaviours! Published by Harris & Son. Third edition, 1822. Gift inscription in the front, dated 1825.
Small hardback book, 6.75" x 4.25" approx. 118 pages. Weight 180g.
Old children's book, two centuries old, which has clearly been read many times, and is still in readable condition, though it has clearly been read many times over the course of its long life! Age-related discolouration/yellowing on the pages. A few small rips in the margins. Some pages are creased, and some have pencil marks - mainly initials, but also a pipe added to one of the pictures. The leather covering of the spine looks considerably more modern than the rest of the book, and is presumably a repair. Hard covers are still stout, though scuffed and heavily worn at the edges.
Our Price: £250.00